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roughhouse

1. verb To engage in boisterous, rowdy physical behavior, especially in play. I don't want you two roughhousing in the living room anymore, or you could end up breaking something!
2. noun An act or instance of such play. Tom never really enjoyed roughhouse as a kid, preferring quieter activities like coloring and reading.

roughneck

1. noun A tough, brutal, and violent person, especially a man. The mob boss sent a couple roughnecks down to the docks to force Tom Dillard to pay his debts. The bar was filled with roughnecks who looked as though they would just as soon break your hand as shake it.
2. noun A laborer who works on an oil rig. You find yourself losing your sense of what's socially acceptable after living alongside your fellow roughnecks for months at a time out on a rig in the middle of the ocean. It's incredible dangerous, physically demanding work, but a roughneck can earn an incredible amount of money each year.
3. verb To work as a laborer on an oil rig. I've been roughnecking for about 20 years now, and it has definitely taken a toll on my body. I roughnecked for a couple of summers to earn enough money to pay for my college tuition.

roughhouse

and roughneck
1. n. a mean kid; a boisterous child, usually male. Jimmy! Stop acting like such a roughhouse.
2. in. to be boisterous. The boys broke the lamp when they were roughnecking around in the family room.

roughneck

verb
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The Chief Roughneck Award was created in 1955 to honour the lifetime achievements of petroleum industry leaders.
All three Roughneck hammers turn any horizontal directional drill in the construction industry into a high-production rock drilling machine.
"And of course, since the Roughneck is a HammerHead product, ease-of-maintenance was a basic design requirement, right from the get-go," said Hood.
(I was offered a job in Houston, or a severance package, and I decided to stay in Denver because my family and I love it so much here.) I had painted a Texaco logo on one of the two roughnecks. I asked the VP at Chevron if she wanted me to paint a Chevron logo on the other roughneck.
We were back on bottom, the rotary table spinning ever deeper into our planet, when Exeter Drilling's toolpusher told us four remaining roughnecks that Lonnie's dogged grip on the drawworks brake probably saved our lives.
"A roughneck was a rowdy, uneducated man who worked in the oil fields and drank up his paycheck," she said.
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For use in indoor or outdoor applications, the Roughneck V910 impact-resistant day/night surveillance camera in a domed housing is designed to mount directly to a wall or ceiling.
Which isn't to suggest that Totts does not have a hard streak too, or that Lambie is just a roughneck.
Ides represented "roughneck authenticity" and was a symbol of the values of a particular subculture opposed to "acquired bourgeois tastes." An interesting parallel might be seen in Venus and Serena's collective refusal to adopt the standard white dress of the established professional tennis community.
of Hauppauge, New York, has added an IP camera version to its line of Roughneck Vandal-Resistant Cameras.
There's something that screams "vanity project" about gorgeous blue-blood Uma Thurman--in a vehicle she execproduced and fostered from the source material--playing big-haired blue-collar trash, dancing around with sexual abandon to Pat Benatar in a bar full of roughneck guys and still unable to get a man.
Along the way, he befriends infamous roughneck John Dillinger, has run-ins with the KKK and loses a leg.