asperous


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asperous

rough to the touch.
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He has always been harsh and asperous in his writings, and made many friends that way.
And, naked to my waist, with a doth pressed under my chin which managed to cover my chest in a decent way, and down on my knees, I offered that sacrifice to Our Lord as the hardest and most asperous I could be ordered to endure, in my opinion.(9)
A face uneven as a river jag and asperous as the mullein's