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rough

1. a sketch or preliminary piece of artwork
2. the rough Golf the part of the course bordering the fairways where the grass is untrimmed
3. Tennis Squash Badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form an uneven line

rough

[rəf]
(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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Their experimental work is consisted of prior bulk Pb-Zn flotation; reagent removal, regrinding of rougher concentrates and second selective flotation.
And because the air conditioner imposes an additional load on the engine (it takes a lot of engine power to run), some cars with small engines will seem to run a little rougher when the AC is on.
I know people will say King's Lynn only have to turn up on Thursday and they will stroll it, but we will be a lot tougher than the last time and we will give them a much rougher ride.
The ability to change call characteristics is especially interesting: In case they hear a "friendly" individual they respond with a "friendly" call, whereas when listening to a "foe," they exhibit lower frequencies with rougher auditory characteristics, an effect already described for other animal species.
Research led by the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester, eveals that there is a close match between roughness of teeth and diet, with teeth from animals that eat hard foods having rougher surfaces than those that eat soft foods.
The paper with larger particles sands deeper and rougher than paper with smaller ones, given the same number of passes and using similar pressure.
I told him to be a bit rougher, take a few more yellow cards and then the guys will stop picking on him because he will be a bit more aggressive to them.
The RIB was towed back to Seahouses, in the shelter of the land to keep out of the rougher water because two of the divers were suffering from sea sickness.
The possibilities for debate are endless: Were the comedic cominglings in "Sex and the City" rougher than Adam Sandler's involvements with the senior ladies in "Zohan"?
Rougher flotation tests showed a total copper (Cu) recovery of 92% with a rougher concentrated grade of 2.
a] is the arithmetical average of the absolute values of the roughness profile and [DELTA]d is the vertical distance from the roughness mean line of the rougher half to that of the smoother half.
I very much regret the interpretation that has been put on my comments, but I've been through a damn sight rougher.