Definitions

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  • n. The state of being rugose
  • n. A measure of how rugose something is

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being rugose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being rugose, corrugated, or wrinkled.
  • n. A wrinkle or corrugation.

Etymologies

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rugose +‎ -ity

Examples

  • We are going, in the first place, to examine if the _subject_ presents on all parts of the body, and especially on the breast, this miliary eruption, so symptomatic, according to Huxman: and you will assure yourselves, by feeling the subject, of the kind of rugosity this eruption causes.

    Mysteries of Paris, V3

  • In addition, there is the noun "rugosity," which can refer to either the quality or state of being full of wrinkles or an individual wrinkled place.

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

  • My eyes scoured the blank rock for the tiniest rugosity onto which I could plant a foot.

    Climbing Alone, Risking It All

  • Now I have to get one to avoid hand rugosity explanations… :

    Think Progress » The most outrageous comments of 2006.

  • Kutter's alone seemed to be of general applicability; when the surface slope measurement is good, and the rugosity coefficient known for the site -- both doubtful matters -- it would probably give results within 7½ per cent. of error.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882

  • To those who receive such presents from the East, I may just say that this and such like materials gradually undergo a change which gives them on the surface a dull and dead appearance; but they may easily be restored to their original beauty if the surface be rubbed with a clean cloth or silk handkerchief, so as to polish the little rugosity or roughness: this will restore the beauty of the colors.

    The Chemical History of a Candle

  • I have noticed that the jays get careless as to the size or accessibility of the hole they drop provisions into -- indeed they will place them sometimes in little more than a rugosity or wrinkle of the bark.

    A Tramp's Notebook

  • Yet, when one might have expected to find hands of a talon-like knottiness, to correspond with the sparse rugosity of his person, one found to one's astonishment the most delicately shaped hands in the world, with long, sensitive, nervous fingers, like those of the thousands of artists who have lived and died without being able to express themselves in any artistic medium.

    The Mountebank

  • It is very abundant, but so exactly does it resemble the bark in colour and rugosity, and so closely does it cling to the branches, that until it moves it is absolutely invisible!

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • Some of these are a foot long and as thick as one's finger, and their whole colouring, form, rugosity, and the arrangement of the head, legs, and antennæ, are such as to render them absolutely identical in appearance with dead sticks.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

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  • A quiz kid’s responsive velocity

    Is a practical test of precocity.

    If sulci are deep

    And gyri are steep

    The credit must go to rugosity.

    March 11, 2019

  • "But I watched the watery sunshine upon the rugosities of its ancient masonry; I stood a while in the shade of two or three spreading yews which stretched their black arms over graves decorated for Easter, according to the custom of that country, with garlands of primrose and dog-violet; and I reflected that in a 'wild' region it was a blessing to have so quiet a place of refuge as that."

    "English Vignettes" in English Hours by Henry James, p 141 of the Oxford paperback edition

    September 28, 2010