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Rusticity

American Gothic
Grant Wood’s painting of stern Iowan farming couple. [Am. Art: Osborne, 1215]
Audrey
awkward rural wench who jilts a countryman for a clown. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare As You Like It]
Caudill, Boone
epitome of the mountain man. [Am. Lit.: The Big Sky]
Compleat Angler, The
fishing, hunting, and philosophizing in rural surroundings. [Br. Lit.: Izaac Walton The Compleat Angler]
Currier and Ives
makers of colorful lithographs of scenes of nature and outdoor recreation. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 699]
North Woods
forest and lake region; setting for lumberjack legends. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 607]
Petticoat Junction
farce set in rural America. [TV: Terrace, II, 205–206]
shtetl
any small-town Jewish settlement in East Europe. [Jewish Hist.: Wigoder, 552]
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In Hume's terms, if Marlow tends to foppery, Tony verges on rusticity; "sloth and idleness" match well Hardcastle's criticism of his stepson.
Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family, is an oilseed crop with high socioeconomic value that has stood out for its rusticity and good adaptation to adverse conditions of climate and soil, high production and high content of oil in its seeds (Santos et al., 2011).
But the rusticity of this wooden platter was put in the shade by the starter that emerged.
Flanigan has coined a phrase for his trademark cuisine at The Gage: "refined rusticity".
Why: A trip to Chandoori Sai allows you to combine two seemingly opposite things: rusticity and luxury.
Our tent contains suggestions of real rusticity, but also several doilies.
In my opinion, a bit of ramshackle rusticity adds to a house, garden or lifestyle.
To this quondam mid-Warwickshire suburbanite, who liked to think that his Cotswold relatives conferred a kind of rusticity, it brought back his own first encounter with Bristol some time in the spring of 1956, just turned seventeen.
In 1571 he became one of the duke's courtiers, and devoting himself to intense poetic activity, he produced the pastoral drama L'Aminta (1581; performed 1573), which transcends the convention of artificial rusticity with its sensuous, lyrical picture of Arcadia.
As Shi acknowledges, the simple life has often been less a life of rurual simplicity than of "stylish rusticity," but it has also occasionally led to a serious critique of private gain at the public expense.
However, despite crop's rusticity, the nematode Meloidogyne enterolobii presence in the main producing regions has compromised agricultural production, leading the plants to death in some cases (CARNEIRO et al., 2001; TORRES et al., 2005).