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rough

(rŭf),
Not smooth; denoting the irregular, coarsely granular surface of a certain bacterial colony type.
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Audubon and has committed roughly 300 bird songs to memory since becoming fascinated by birds as a child.
According to the company, the 4,000-hp shredder, which will likely run between five and five-and-a-half days per week, currently is processing roughly 100 tons per hour of material.
The current interglacial period began roughly 10,000 years ago.
In 2002 the North Carolina governor's office proposed a $26 million increase in the state budget to reduce average class size by roughly 1.
Includes a two-part telescopic boom with a lift height of roughly 24 feet and a maximum load-bearing capacity of 5 metric tons and an optional XL telescopic boom offering an extended reach and a lift height of roughly 29.
Currently, there are 134 retailers, such as FTD, Dell Home Systems, and Reebok, advertising roughly 3 million products.
Roughly half of the respondents (51%) knew that the Koran was the Islamic holy book while a little less than half of the sample (47%) replied that Mecca was the holiest Islamic city and that monotheism was commonly shared by Muslims, Jews, and Christians (45%).
We found only approximately 323 synonymous SNPs, yielding a synonymous SNP frequency of roughly 1/12,260 bp in orfs.
Drugs to treat glaucoma, eye infection, and inflammation accounted for roughly 45 percent of gross sales, while neurotoxins used to control muscle contraction and spasms--the company's fastest-growing unit--represented about 15 percent of sales.
Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo now calculate that roughly one-fourth of nonfatal heart attacks among people ages 18 to 45 result from the drug.
Roughly two years have passed since the global financial crisis triggered by the Russian default, the collapse of Long Term Capital Management, the of capital controls by Malaysia, and the large devaluation in Brazil.
Contrary to the media-generated perception that young children are dying every day as a result of firearm accidents, 1991 National Safety Council figures show that handgun accidents killed 10 to 15 children under the age of 6 - roughly the same number poisoned after accidentally ingesting iron supplements.