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scabrous

having a rough surface.
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Pollard can do the lurching, scabrous rock of Zero Elasticity, Alice & Eddie (Fabulous Child Actors) and Planet Score while varnishing his arch social commentary with the sweetest tunes in Calling Up Washington, Save The Company and the Byrdslike Record Level Love.
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch play members of a deeply dysfunctional family in the scabrous comedy AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.
Unless it gets a political class that can restore lustre to its shining motto of secularism, the face of communalism in India will continue to remain scabrous.
But Jonny's is still a worthwhile journey: the novel is "more than a scabrous sendup of American celebrity culture; it's also a poignant portrait of one young artist's coming of age" (New York Times).
There are new names to Anglophone readers, like Werner Kofler, whose scabrous monologues demonstrate that Austrian literature hardly ended with Thomas Bernhard, and Emiliya Dvoryanova, whose Concerto for the Sentence follows up upon the challenge issued by Joyce's "Sirens" in composing an entire novel in imitation of musical form.
Although it wouldn't have been a Thomas show if this scabrous slayer of political pomposity didn't poke a little fun at the fact that polling staff had informed him just 39 people had voted.
Based on morphological characteristics and distribution, the scabrous pen shell from southern China matches A.
Mistaking over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama, "Another Happy Day" tries and fails to channel "Rachel Getting Married" in its protracted tale of a wedding-party weekend that turns predictably from scabrous to redemptive.
She anoints my eyes with the oil of rue, Of ruth, street child, halo of resinous filth Surrounding her grime-knotted savaged hair, Haunting me since the moment I first saw her There on that dun-baked street at the foot of Mohammed Ali, just down from the Tentmakers, Near the Bab Zuweila, her feet bare, torn, Already turned to the street-skin of the poor, Cracked and broken, scabrous, chitinous at the heel.
Taken together, as in this generous serving, they reflect Benedetti's compassion for the urban underside of life and the scabrous realism of his portraits of corrupt men and women in both grand office and mean dreams.
As a British general election nears, London newspapers are serving up juicy morsels from a scabrous new book on politics.
Rachel Getting Married (15) ANNE HATHAWAY delivers the finest performance of her career thus far in Jonathan Demme's scabrous tale of sibling rivalry, dissecting the jealousy, guilt and rage festering beneath the surface of a dysfunctional American family.