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  • n. Alternative form of roughy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Brushwood; dried heath.


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  • Lime juice. and finally, soothing salad for hot curries. finely diced fresh pineapple (roughie is best) a little finely chopped red chilli

    Food for Thought

  • Michael Bowen has just notified me of the death of Cincinnati-born Audrey Campbell, best remembered for playing Madame Olga in the sexploitation "roughie" trilogy consisting of WHITE SLAVES OF CHINATOWN, OLGA'S HOUSE OF SHAME and OLGA'S GIRLS -- all made in 1964.

    Archive 2006-06-11

  • Exploitation filmmaker Doris Wishman directed this 1965 "roughie" about a young woman who flees an attempted rape and winds up in Central Park, where she's abused by various fringe characters. 80 min.

    Chicago Reader

  • I have a roughie for you this week and it's Spaniard | Top Stories

  • While Kelly remains the roughie in the pack - but only because of a lack of fitness after a string of injuries - Flanagan said Graham deserved first shot. | Top Stories

  • I have a roughie to keep your eye on this week and that is Spencer Levin. | Top Stories

  • Petra Kvitova: I think there are probably 15 girls who could win it this year, so a roughie could definitely find herself in the last four and close to a grand slam title. | Top Stories

  • Masur, who reached the final four of the grand slam when it was played at Kooyong in 1987, offers his main contenders, the next rung of challengers, his roughie, and his leading Aussie chance. | Top Stories

  • The faded champion, Kevin Rudd, was relegated to roughie status at $6.25.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Me I've always been partial to punting on a real roughie and you cannot get any rougher than a fifteen year old high schooler who has only just gotten into the whole soul reaper gig two months previously.

    The Green Lantern


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