rough-hewn


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rough-hewn

1. Having or being in a coarse, unpolished, or unfinished state. Though these labs employ rather rough-hewn methods and technologies, I can assure you that our results have been second to none. The performances are certainly rough-hewn, that's without a doubt, but I'd say that it actually lends credibility to the characters as being more organic and believable than if their lines had been honed to sterile perfection.
2. Somewhat lacking in refinement, sophistication, manners, etc. The workers on the oil rig are a bit rough-hewn, but they're damn decent chaps, every single one of them. I tend to head for the more rough-hewn pubs around town. I just find them more charming than their sleeker counterparts.
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While painters worked, designer David Sheinkopf was measuring the arches between the home's entrance and the kitchen for a rough-hewn log arbor he was working on in the garage.
Here's crack at it: Bates takes rugged raw materials like rough-hewn logs, horseshoes and antlers, and crafts masterful bed frames, chandeliers and art that runs the gamut from chrome buffalo skulls and statues made of horseshoes to $10,000 ornate antler chandeliers.
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On the edge of the Cotswolds, it is every inch the perfect country pub, with roaring fires, flagstone floors and rough-hewn furniture.
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I studied the graceful curves of the spillover spa, the unexpected--yet perfect--use of rough-hewn stone and the intricate the work.
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At the end of the Scripture readings the congregation sat in darkness for a prolonged period of time until a mighty blow rang out, the sound of a hammer coming down on the rough-hewn cross that stood in front of the altar.
Violinist Curt Thompson and pianist Rodney Waters deliver energetic, confident renditions of the four sonatas; Thompson, in particular, displays an admirable sensitivity to Ives's subtle shadings of mood and a respect both for the composer's genius and for the more rough-hewn beauty of the folk material on which he drew.
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It wasn't anything that a Robert Frost or a Ralph Waldo Emerson would dash off in an inspired moment, but it did have its own rough-hewn charm, particularly fit for coach consumption.