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rustic

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

Descriptive of rough hand-dressed building stone, intentionally laid with high relief; used frequently in modest rural structures.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A rustically elegant caf' flooded with natural light, which Tuitele says many customers have described as "more ski lodge than grocery store caf'," offers seating for some 70 people inside the department and an additional 45 out on the patio.
In a pastoral play, he complains from the outset against being kept "rustically" (7); and, disapproving of the forest as "desert," he will hang tongues on every tree "That civil sayings show" (3.2.113, 116, emphasis mine).
Cut up all the vegetables, quite rustically, into a large dice.
decoration needed for the rustically appealing Charlotte.
The two choruses looked North African in their turbans and long white tunics under rustically woven robes.
The recycled items are not only environmentally-friendly since materials are being reused rather than junked, they are also rustically attractive and original.
Round and round the fire Leaping through the flames, or joined in circles, Rustically solemn or in rustic laughter Lifting heavy feet in clumsy shoes, Earth feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth Mirth of those long since under the earth Nourishing the corn.
Paying at the counter there was only a moment's yearning for pudding as the host of goodies were laid out in the rustically tempting fashion, while through the small service hatch behind it we could see the bustling epicentre in full swing, of flair and individuality in the sphere of damn fine cooking will find refuge down a quiet, archway-covered cobble lane.
Its rustically elegant design features patios with sweeping views of vineyards and the Blue Mountains beyond, and a secluded pool with naturalized landscaping nestled between the main house and a smaller cabana.
and minimalist, others classically ornate and further across the field rustically Andalusian, yet the one absolute in all of this is that whatever style of design provides
She says: "I live rustically, with my Mom (Joan Bridge was born in Edinburgh).