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  • adj. Alternative form of rough-hewn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished.
  • adj. Of coarse manners; rude; uncultivated; rough-grained.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of stone or timber; shaped roughly without finishing


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  • The verbal energy that pours off these pages is enough to transform the hell of places like Times Square into a roughhewn heaven, neon lit and open all night.

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