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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Examiner offered a similar endorsement on Wednesday, stating in its editorial: "While no candidate is perfect, presidents like Harry Truman remind us that defending and enriching America's place in a dangerous world often requires the sometimes rough-hewn character of men and women who always put country first, no matter the cost to them personally.
Only the Act III bridal scene, with the marriage bed set in the middle of a rough-hewn northern tundra, seems out of place.--NC
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For whatever reason, Mussorgsky's rough-hewn piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition has attracted the attention of dozens of orchestrators, none of them more successful than the tremendous arrangement by Maurice Ravel.
The Gwynedd rapper's first collection was a rough-hewn gem, filled with bursts of vitriol and criticism of everything and anything, including the Welsh media, the soap opera Pobol y Cwm, and the Welsh-language music scene itself.
Note too the state of the cart itself, little more than a wooden box with rough-hewn wheels.
He makes / of me a dream house, a cream puff, / my rough-hewn timber smoothed.
He perceives the prayerful and stark cry that leads to a state of meditation, to an almost mystical state he describes as "misticismo tosco, rough-hewn village mysticism" (31).
Mulligan made one from rough-hewn recycled redwood and put it against the retaining wall at the wall's highest point; it gives the appearance of space on the other side.
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At first appearances the book may seem rough-hewn. But it's Tiger's personal experience documented by his hand-written notes.
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