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rough

(rŭf),
Not smooth; denoting the irregular, coarsely granular surface of a certain bacterial colony type.
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This guide for students and practitioners in early childhood education gives a rationale for supporting rough-and-tumble play (RATP) and offers ideas for creating an environment for safe big-body play for both boys and girls.
In other words, a certain tolerance of rough-and-tumble is also part of the culture of law enforcement.
When you see ALL OF HER, it's clear that there was plenty of pizzazz in her scenes--a rough-and-tumble day with Jiz Lee, and a private New Year's Eve with Shyla Jennings--something she's not shy about.
not because he had won a championship, although his team is currently in the upper echelon of the rough-and-tumble Western Conference, but because it was the ninth night of Hanukkah and he had been invited to the White House Hanukkah party.
The hostile face-to-face disagreement went on like this for some time, however the real fuss kicked in after an exchange of expletives, which worsened it into a full-scale rough-and-tumble.
That run alone suggests he is more than capable of holding his own in a rough-and-tumble handicap like this.
That's the rough-and-tumble of writing to newspapers.
Known for eschewing anything that is too polished or overtly sexy, Caroline favours tough accents, rough-and-tumble pieces and accessories worn with classic separates, creating a look that manages to strike a balance between clean sophistication and a bold androgony.
"The sound of human laughter originated from the pant-like hard breathing during rough-and-tumble play," says expert Robert Provine.
"The sound of human ha-ha laughter originated from the ancestral pant-pant, the sound of labored breathing of rough-and-tumble play, in which tickle is central," says Robert Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
US Navy officer Dorsey examines West Virginia's rough-and-tumble past and its affect on modern communities.
CHICAGO: "Grease belongs once again to the Northwest side of Chicago, and to the real sons and daughters of the working-class men and women who raised their postwar kids in its rough-and-tumble boundaries," effused the Tribune's tribune Chris Jones recently, raving about the American Theater Company's bracing new revival of the 1971 musical that became a 1950s nostalgia brand name in ensuing decades.