Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rude; unpolished; blunt.

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Examples

  • Good memories were steeped in the rough-spun grey wool with many more to come if he could get through this goddamn traffic jam.

    EF 5 • by J.C. Towler

  • The blood on the outstretched hand blazed through both the rough-spun cotton of his shirt and the soft linen of his underclothes.

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  • She doesn't know what to make of me, hidden behind my burka, with my Ezheler accent and my rough-spun saddlebag that smells of mules and spices.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • The traveler wore a quilted coat that had been blue once; black rough-spun breeches flapped ragged ends about his skinned knees; a red, healing scar ran from cheek to chin to neck and down beneath the grimy collar.

    2005

  • On the rough-spun blankets of our rented bed, he laid aside his self-discipline and made love to me with all the savagery of his heart.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • No one in the courtyard seemed to notice as Nurellid headed for the wall, followed by Maalor and someone in rough-spun garbsomeone who had to be Ralakkai.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • Reaching into her rough-spun garment, she removed a square of the same material that had been gathered into a makeshift pouch.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • He laid a hand on the beings shoulder, covered with rough-spun like his own.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • Instinctively, he hunkered down lower into the shelter of his rough-spun cloak.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • Legs dangling, gasping for breath against the ragged black claw that con'stricted him and made his rough-spun tunic chafe, he looked over his shoulder and saw the dragon's golden eyes regard-ing him accusingly.

    The Black Wing

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