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  • adj. having hair that feels rough


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  • The only good time was naptime and the rough-haired girl with one wall-eye and no other friends but me—


  • A while ago, his rough-haired Jack Russell had failed to respond to his whistle and been found inert under the wagon, bitten by an adder.

    Country diary: Dorset

  • This ecoregion contains a higher number of mammals, although only the orange mouse (Mus orangiae) is restricted to the ecoregion, and the rough-haired golden mole (Chrysospalax villosa) is near-endemic.

    Highveld grasslands

  • Their black cattle, which are chiefly rough-haired, are reckoned remarkably good.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • It was the lawyer, in _deshabille_ and very rough-haired; and very angry he looked.

    Number 13 by M. R. James | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • At a little distance was stretched a small rough-haired form.

    Red Pottage

  • On the pavement alongside this strange, acquiescing assembly of revolt, about to march in protest against the conditions of their lives, stood a young woman without a hat and in poor clothes, but with a sort of beauty in her rough-haired, high cheek-boned, dark-eyed face.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • He was a rough-haired dog, of medium size, with a coat of a sort of lilac-grey colour.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • A small, rough-haired dog yelped at the passing boat from the beach beneath the earthworks that protected the island's guns, but there were no other signs of life.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • The animal, part basset, part rough-haired terrier of some sort, had been curled up asleep behind a wooden crate containing a dozen bottles of Dom Perignon champagne.

    The Fifth Rapunzel


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