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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

[rəf]
(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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Dave, who has previously slept rough three times as part of Big Tees Sleepout, said: "We can't promise those taking part a comfortable night but we do promise them a night they are unlikely to forget in a hurry, that will give everyone a tiny insight into what it must be like to sleep rough.
John Larkins endured constant rain as he slept rough on the town's High Street raising PS620 as part of a campaign to increase awareness of the problems the world faces, starting with the homeless.
Workers at homelessness services also approached people attending that day to find if they had slept rough, and if so, they were asked if they wanted to take part in the count.
Homelessness has risen substantially in recent years, with the official government statistics showing that 2,414 people slept rough in England on any one night during 2013--a 37% rise on 2010.