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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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BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE QPR 1 Zamora (36) EVERTON 1 Drenthe (31) DAVID MOYES is used to taking the rough with the smooth. Ten years as manager of Everton has seen to that.
Kelly, who runs a "low-key" mixed equine practice in Naas, and also works regularly for Ted Walsh and Robbie Osborne, has become accustomed to taking the rough with the smooth in 40 years of veterinary work.
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.

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