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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

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(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
References in classic literature ?
It is nothing but a dismal cavern, roughly hewn in the living rock of the Hill of Calvary.
The curate took the warrant and saw that what the officer said was true, and that it agreed with Don Quixote's appearance, who, on his part, when he found himself roughly handled by this rascally clown, worked up to the highest pitch of wrath, and all his joints cracking with rage, with both hands seized the officer by the throat with all his might, so that had he not been helped by his comrades he would have yielded up his life ere Don Quixote released his hold.
Thurid shook his fist at me, and then two of the therns grasped Dejah Thoris and Thuvia roughly by their arms and hurried them on.
What if he told them that two insubordinate seamen had been roughly handled by their officers?
It was a bit of grimy, white paper roughly folded into a ragged square.
They dragged their prisoner roughly to the palace pits, where in utter darkness they chained him with rusty links to the solid masonry of the wall.
At the words Carthoris half sprang to his feet, only to be dragged roughly down by his guard.
We remain confident in delivering over $1 billion in revenue this year, with our raised outlook midpoint of $1.085 billion, representing roughly 46% year-over-year growth and up from 40% year-over-year in our prior outlook.
McKay noted that the vast majority of the state's roughly 14 million homeowners policies are still sold by admitted carriers.
Plans to expand the Huntley Area Public Library are moving forward after voters authorized borrowing roughly $12 million to double its size.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4): 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 chilli, deseeded (optional) and finely chopped 3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped 1 x 400g tin chick peas, drained 2 stock cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste METHOD: 1.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4): 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 parsnip, peeled and roughly chopped 300g turnip, peeled and roughly chopped 1 pear, peeled, cored and roughly chopped 2 stock cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste METHOD: 1.