Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as coarsegrained, as qualifying things or persons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a rough grain or fiber; hence, figuratively, having coarse traits of character; not polished; brisque.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a rough grain or fiber; hence, figuratively, having coarse traits of character; not polished.

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Examples

  • At the other side, she puts her hand on a great ash tree, and I see there is a dark thread of silk wound around the rough-grained wood of the thick trunk.

    The White Queen

  • At the other side, she puts her hand on a great ash tree, and I see there is a dark thread of silk wound around the rough-grained wood of the thick trunk.

    The White Queen

  • At the other side, she puts her hand on a great ash tree, and I see there is a dark thread of silk wound around the rough-grained wood of the thick trunk.

    The White Queen

  • * Fruit of the sapodilla tree (Achras sapota); size of a small apple, rough-grained, yellow to greyish pulp.

    On Eating Apples

  • All mushed up in my head, the details of new motherhood melted together into a sort of swampy mess – shitspitsleepshitswaddlespitshitsleep – but out on the screen, out in front of me, those details broke apart and became less like muck and more like particles of rough-grained sand, little glimmering nuggets that sparkled if I held them or looked at them at just the right angle.

    The Un-Rant | Her Bad Mother

  • All mushed up in my head, the details of new motherhood melted together into a sort of swampy mess - shitspitsleepshitswaddlespitshitsleep - but out on the screen, out in front of me, those details broke apart and became less like muck and more like particles of rough-grained sand, little glimmering nuggets that sparkled if I held them or looked at them at just the right angle.

    The Un-Rant

  • All mushed up in my head, the details of new motherhood melted together into a sort of swampy mess - shitspitsleepshitswaddlespitshitsleep - but out on the screen, out in front of me, those details broke apart and became less like muck and more like particles of rough-grained sand, little glimmering nuggets that sparkled if I held them or looked at them at just the right angle.

    Archive 2006-03-12

  • Instead she told of an overseer on Poinciana Island, a lean, rough-grained, angular man who wore sunglasses, western boots, a straw cowboy hat, and khaki clothes when he sat atop his horse and rode among the black workers in the fields.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Instead she told of an overseer on Poinciana Island, a lean, rough-grained, angular man who wore sunglasses, western boots, a straw cowboy hat, and khaki clothes when he sat atop his horse and rode among the black workers in the fields.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Instead she told of an overseer on Poinciana Island, a lean, rough-grained, angular man who wore sunglasses, western boots, a straw cowboy hat, and khaki clothes when he sat atop his horse and rode among the black workers in the fields.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

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