from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having rough or coarse apparel.


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  • But indeed she was quick to see that I did be truly in anger; and mine anger to come because that I was hurt that this did be, and because that I was shamed that she had gone so rough-clad, the while that I had no thought to the matter.

    The Night Land

  • Lately a river sovereign and dandy, in fancy percales and patent leathers, he had become the roughest of rough-clad pioneers, in rusty slouch hat, flannel shirt, coarse trousers slopping half in and half out of the heavy cowskin boots Always something of a barbarian in love with the loose habit of unconvention, he went even further than others and became a sort of paragon of disarray.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • All the Sahibs of their acquaintance — rough-clad men joyously returning year after year to their chosen gullies — had servants and cooks and orderlies, very often hillmen.


  • The rough-clad women watching them so narrowly were clearly trying to judge whether or not to risk openly approaching him with their business propositions.

    Ripping Time

  • A half-score of rough-clad riders gallop clear of the left flank of the Fifth Company, riding westward hard.

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • Suddenly she was sitting on her pony in the middle of the open road, and there wasn't anybody standing protectively between her and a rough-clad man who was riding straight for her.


  • I saw the gaunt forms of rough-clad men gathered about the camp-fire, and beyond them a rude cabin of un-barked logs, looking cheerful enough in the rosy light.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • The log building which was a chapel on Sunday became a reading-room on week-days for the rough-clad miners.

    Home Missions in Action

  • There were many fur-traders, too, who brought their goods to market as Daniel did, and one was constantly meeting some rough-clad trapper in from the wilds for a few days of city life.

    Historic Boyhoods

  • But suddenly the stately thoroughfare had given place to a meaner street, its princely shops had degenerated into blank walls or grimy yards, on either hand rose tall chimney stacks belching smoke; instead of dashing motor cars, heavy wains and cumbrous wagons jogged by; in place of the well-dressed throng were figures rough-clad and grimy that hurried along the narrow sidewalks -- but these rough-clad people walked fast and purposefully.

    Great Britain at War


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