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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
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rough

[rəf]
(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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It is Brits working for low wages, or looking for work, who are dealt the roughest hand.
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Operating in one of the roughest parts of Norwich, her great great grand-father and his workers were turning out up to 800 loaves a day.
Let''s hope she does a better job for the farmers than she did for the poor disabled people who have had the roughest of rides under this government.