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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

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(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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It may not have the Discovery's all-singing and all-dancing off-road system, but nevertheless is hugely capable when it comes to taking the rough with the smooth.
Taking the rough with the smooth in such a survey, we moved to John Tavener's The Hidden Treasure , its well-crafted structure carrying music which is basically only travelogue-fodder; its religious protestations make it difficult to sneer at its pretens ions, and the musicians' devoted response did them nothing but credit.
Taking the rough with the smooth, the Crossrunner's rugged suspension set-up and hi-tech V4 engine makes it ideal in difficult terrain and great on the highway.