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rough

(rŭf),
Not smooth; denoting the irregular, coarsely granular surface of a certain bacterial colony type.
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The roughest among them was sorry if he missed her in the usual place upon his way to school, and would turn out of the path to ask for her at the latticed window.
But, as an example of what I was saying, that pretty Methodist preacher I mentioned just now told me that she had preached to the roughest miners and had never been treated with anything but the utmost respect and kindness by them.
For the better part of two hours the trail paralleled the barrier, and then suddenly turned toward it through the roughest and seemingly most impassable country I ever had beheld.
The ape-man found the country he was crossing rough in the extreme, the roughest he ever had encountered.
It was still the roughest kind of walking; indeed the whole, not only of Earraid, but of the neighbouring part of Mull (which they call the Ross) is nothing but a jumble of granite rocks with heather in among.
It was pretty ornery preaching -- all about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness; but everybody said it was a good ser- mon, and they all talked it over going home, and had such a powerful lot to say about faith and good works and free grace and preforeordestination, and I don't know what all, that it did seem to me to be one of the roughest Sundays I had run across yet.
By what power he drew after him the hearts of the roughest, and the Tail Twisters counted in their ranks some rough diamonds indeed, was a mystery to both skipper and C.
That part of the flax from which our clothing was made was largely the refuse, which of course was the cheapest and roughest part.
A PUB branded one of the roughest in Britain by neighbours has avoided being closed - but has had its opening hours cut.
The roughest, toughest and most powerful version of Ford's new Ranger truck is on its way to the UK.
Built to take on even the roughest terrains with its all-new features, it will surely elevate and turbocharge the fun in his next adventures.
It's a week journey to reach there and you have to cross some of the roughest oceans.