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(rŭf),
Not smooth; denoting the irregular, coarsely granular surface of a certain bacterial colony type.
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It works by removing the pollutants that dull the surface and roughen the cuticles of the hair, leaving it looking and feeling so fresh, and it's easier to blow-dry for weeks after.
It seemed like sacrilege but the fluted pastry edges of my flan were too neat so I had to take a knife and roughen them up.
It also roughens it, making it easier for vegetation to take hold.
This mashing process is supported by a screw system which roughens the fibres at the same time.
The laser light activates the additive (an organic metal complex) so that it will accept electroplated copper and also roughens the plastic surface to help the plating adhere.
The new edition/translation presented here corrects Richter's in a few details, but the overall change is more of mood than substance: it roughens rather than smooths, emphasizing the lack of finish and the repetitiveness of Leonardo's expression.
The concrete stairs have a water-washed finish, which roughens the surface to reveal the aggregate and create a well-worn texture.
Occasional codling may show, especially if the sea roughens up, though whiting may again be the target species, with flat-fish likely to figure for anybody who opts to fish Whitby Harbour.
The FlameCon system from Leoni AG, a German wire and cable producer, is used after laser structuring roughens the plastic surface for good metal adhesion in the areas where circuit paths are to be deposited.
He chooses the Beethoven cadenza, which roughens it even more, though he substitutes his own in the final movement, feeling that Beethoven's modulation is inappropriate.
Sea anglers are catching a lot of whiting, and when the sea roughens up a bit, expect more codling to move within range of shore rods.