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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
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rough

[rəf]
(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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The statistics were based on evidence gathered from organisations working with homeless people which suggested 64 people slept rough in the capital over a two-week period in November last year.
Since the first event, business leaders have slept rough at landmark venues including Wembley Stadium, The Oval, Cardiff Castle, Newcastle's St James Park, Birmingham's Villa Park and Everton FC's Goodison Park in Liverpool.
Kim survived being homeless herself as a teenager and Halle Berry, Jim Carrey, Daniel Craig, Ella Fitzgerald, Jennifer Lopez and Charlie Chaplin are just a few of the global superstars who slept rough before making their showbiz millions.
THE brave efforts of a man with cerebral palsy who slept rough in Rhyl on Saturday night is putting the roof over the head of a homeless ex-soldier this Christmas.