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crude

Herbal medicine
adjective Pertaining or referring to a herb that is prepared by drying, without any other form of manipulation or derivitisation.

crude

(krood) [L. crudus, raw]
Raw, unrefined, or in a natural state.
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Rob Corddry gets the crudest - and most unfunny - lines, though Craig Robinson (from the US Office) is comedy perfection.
Even within this group, nearly 40 per cent of respondents did not account for shortfalls with respect to liabilities, and those who did typically used but the crudest methods, ignoring techniques for optimising the risk/return trade-off and extreme risks.
In the crudest sense, you can go to Google and type in "XYZ Credit Union" (with quotation marks).
Pointing to a Fox News headline that blared "Al Qaeda Holding Recruiting Conference at Chicago Hilton" as ah example of the tone of the reporting, Gruen opined: "This is like a bizarre game of 'Telephone' in which the nature of the threat has been distorted from one media report to another, until the message has been distilled to the crudest level.
So even the crudest of equations will show that the chances of you perishing in an air crash in 2007 were something in the region of one in 2.
In one of his many discussions of Darwinian evolutionary theory he lapses into the crudest form of social Darwinism and attempts to raise a series of moral objections to a scientific theory.
This is what stability and traction control is all about - demonstrated in its crudest form for maximum impact on a disused airfield.
No longer were the man-apes faced with starvation when their teeth became damaged or worn; even the crudest tools could add many years many years to their lives.
The architectural representation of regions is near-impossible, even if it were desirable, without resorting to the crudest of signs or signifiers of a historic past.
It was the crudest, coarsest, most offensive conversation.
FOR nearly three decades it has been the rudest and crudest comic on the news stand.