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scabrous

[′skab·rəs]
(biology)
Having a rough surface covered with stiff hairs or scales.
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Second glume slightly shorter than the first, 3-nerved, strongly keeled, the keel antrorsely scabrous the margins finely ciliolate towards the apex.
Thus began the scabrous, politically incorrect, and culturally informative "
Either way, it's hilariously scabrous stuff - no doubt old Cheeta's ghostwriter resting easy in the knowledge that neither animals nor dead film stars can sue for libel.
5 mm wide, erect to spreading, triquetrous, coarsely ribbed, the angles antrorsely scabrous distally, smooth proximally.
The first chapter reworks an earlier article, arguing the case for the early story At Sea to be reconsidered, not as a prurient, even scabrous piece of hack work nor as an unacknowledged theft from Victor Hugo.
Not withstanding the convention that Carmen should be a sultry siren, the gypsy cigarette girl has to come across as a tough broad, and Fortin made the scabrous aspect of her character quite evident.
But increasingly, David relies on epic stupidity, either from his character or one of Larry's friends or antagonists, to tie his story up into a tidily scabrous knot.
We're sure that the timing of his scabrous attack on Barack Obama, in which he wrote the Illinois Democrat a mocking letter, and which took place just days before the CPAC event, was just a coincidence.
And when you have gone 331 days and 96 runs without a victory, there are probably more welcoming places to visit than a famously uncompromising venue, exposed to the elements on a scabrous winter afternoon.
Scabrous and clad in sackcloth, she looks "about 50 years old"; in fact, she is just 28.
It continues Indiana's exploration of social anomie and disconnection with his famous scabrous wit.