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scabrous

[′skab·rəs]
(biology)
Having a rough surface covered with stiff hairs or scales.
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There are new names to Anglophone readers, like Werner Kofler, whose scabrous monologues demonstrate that Austrian literature hardly ended with Thomas Bernhard, and Emiliya Dvoryanova, whose Concerto for the Sentence follows up upon the challenge issued by Joyce's "Sirens" in composing an entire novel in imitation of musical form.
Although it wouldn't have been a Thomas show if this scabrous slayer of political pomposity didn't poke a little fun at the fact that polling staff had informed him just 39 people had voted.
For example, the pinnid species referred to as the "scabrous" pen shell in southern China has been identified by various authors as Atrina pectinata (Winckworth 1929), Atrina chinensis (Deshayes 1841, Huber 2010), Atrina lurida (Reeve 1858-1859), Atrina chemnitzii (Hanley 1858), and Atrina lamellata (Habe 1964, Habe 1980, Okutani 2000).
She anoints my eyes with the oil of rue, Of ruth, street child, halo of resinous filth Surrounding her grime-knotted savaged hair, Haunting me since the moment I first saw her There on that dun-baked street at the foot of Mohammed Ali, just down from the Tentmakers, Near the Bab Zuweila, her feet bare, torn, Already turned to the street-skin of the poor, Cracked and broken, scabrous, chitinous at the heel.
Taken together, as in this generous serving, they reflect Benedetti's compassion for the urban underside of life and the scabrous realism of his portraits of corrupt men and women in both grand office and mean dreams.
As a British general election nears, London newspapers are serving up juicy morsels from a scabrous new book on politics.
Rachel Getting Married (15) ANNE HATHAWAY delivers the finest performance of her career thus far in Jonathan Demme's scabrous tale of sibling rivalry, dissecting the jealousy, guilt and rage festering beneath the surface of a dysfunctional American family.
First glume chartaceous, 2-keeled, 2-nerved, 1.3-2 mm wide, flat to slightly concave, glabrous, the tip scabrous, the margins inflexed, firmly clasping the second glume.
Thus began the scabrous, politically incorrect, and culturally informative "!Ask a Mexican!" column, now syndicated in 37 papers nationwide.
Plants in small clumps with usually solitary culms; culms 40-85 cm tall, 1.52.5 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.
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.