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rustic

1. (of masonry) having a rusticated finish
2. brick or stone having a rough finish

Rustic

Descriptive of rough hand-dressed building stone, intentionally laid with high relief; used frequently in modest rural structures.

rustic

1. Descriptive of rough, hand-dressed building stone, intentionally laid with high relief; used in modest structures of rural character.
2. A grade of building limestone, characterized by coarse texture.
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And in his instructions to Prince Henry on writing James states: "In your language be plain, honest, natural, comely, clean, short and sententious [i.e., having something to say], eschewing both the extremities, as well in not using any rustical corrupt leide [speech], as book-language and pen and inkhorn terms; and least of all mignard and effeminate terms.
FAW larvae collected were taken to the laboratory, and individually maintained in rustical rearing cages.
(91) Similarly, the recipe "How to make a fresh Cheese" is glossed as "one of the extempore entertainments of this rustical Lady," and "To bake a Pig" is identified as "an experiment practised by Her [Elizabeth] at Huntingdon Brewhouse." (92) When the Cromwells--unfit to be in the court--do partake of a truly royal dish, they simply cheapen and spoil it.