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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rough-head the iguanoid lizard
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rúh, rough; Ger. rauch, rauh, Dut. ruig.


In literature:

The principal taboo usages may be classed roughly under certain heads, which, however, will sometimes overlap one another.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
For those who desire a rough outline of headings into which a library usually classifies itself, I will name one.
"The Private Library" by Arthur L. Humphreys
Very different would have been the result if I had put the stick upon its head roughly!
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Dey pay me vell, yes, but vhat iss pay vhen you must labor with dem hour after hour to get an idea t'rough their heads?
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
An hour later, however, I heard a rough knock at my door, and, opening it hastily, saw my red-headed young man with the cripple.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
No, I believe in the rough-and-tumble school to make hard-headed men.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
The blindfolding fabric was roughly stripped from his head.
"Devil Crystals of Arret" by Hal K. Wells
As Fluff rubbed her rough head confidingly against her shoulder, Fern gave a musical little laugh that was delicious to hear.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Richling lay on a rough gray blanket spread on the pavement with the Italian's jacket under his head.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
But it was yet comparatively early, and many sore heads were still clinging to their rough pillows.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Again and again she passed her hand over the rough neck and head.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
He was a rough-headed, hard-featured personage, not old, but very weather-beaten.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The jambs have a rough arabesque scroll, terminating in a two-headed bird.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The latter's head was roughly bound with a bloody cloth.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The youth held out his hand palm upward while he leaned his head against the rough wall.
"Command" by William McFee
Before the century end the roughly cropped "Brutus" head was seen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
In the Norman Islands the figure-head of a ship, a roughly-carved wooden statue, is called the Poupee.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Slowly, for he knew it was going to be a rough trail, he headed across the valley toward home.
"Phantom of the Forest" by Lee Francis
I placed him gently on the rough grass by the roadside, raising his head, and loosening the collar of his shirt.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
On the southern tip of Fufuti stands Tenbow Head, the end of a rough little jut of land known locally as the Rocks.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell

In poetry:

Why does she raise that bitter cry?
Why hangs her head with shame,
As now the auctioneer's rough voice,
So rudely calls her name?
"The Slave-Auction--A Fact" by Anonymous Americas
Joy from grange to city run!
Lo! Autumn forges in the sun
Her spears, so rough of golden head,
To pierce the hungry soul with bread.
"Song The First" by Thomas Aird
No doubt they suit you best—although
They woo you roughly it is said:
Their way of courtship is a blow
Struck with a nullah on the head.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
I shall not wake at night afraid
Of where your darling head is laid,
Nor say: "He finds the wind too rough,
Dear God!" for now the wind's left off.
"The Young Soldier" by Katharine Tynan
They put the screens around his bed;
a crumpled heap I saw him lie,
White counterpane and rough dark head,
those screens — they showed that he would die.
"Screens (In a Hospital)" by Winifred Mary Letts
As I read on, what changes steal
O'er me and through, from head to heel?
A rapier thrusts coat-skirt aside,
My rough Tweeds bloom to silken pride,--
Who was it laughed? Your hand, Dick Steele!
"On Receiving A Copy Of Mr. Austin's 'Old World Idylls'" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

A new Army Combat Uniform — boasting nearly a dozen improvements — was unveiled here Aug 10, and received the quick approval of roughly 3,600 Iowa National Guard soldiers headed to the 'Stan.
Tomorrow, after roughly 14 months as news editor of City Paper, I will bequeath my post to senior writer Isaiah Thompson, and head uptown to the 36th floor (.
On Saturday, he was hit on the head during the rough landing of a US Airways flight.
Last week's total of 1.954 million head was roughly 55,000 lower than the report indicated.
Lounge-pop keys, gently rough guitar parts and smart, catchy pop melodies take this talented local band to the head of the class.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama both have roughly the same number of supporters heading into the polls, and it's looking like whoever wins is going to just barely eke out that victory.
And did hostilities end with the application of handcuffs to Mr Miles, as the officers adamantly said, or did the rough treatment continue, even including a blow to the head with a hard object, as the young man testified.
I caught that they dug a 17-Ft hole, and combined with the 10 Ft drop they mentioned, there could be a roughly 25-Ft head of water with the turbine down at the bottom of the hole.
Minnesota Wild LW Darroll Powe discusses his team's rough play Sunday against the Blackhawks and their mindset heading into Thursday's rematch.
Head On Collision on Rough and Ready Hwy.
A familiar face is headed back to USA's Necessary Roughness .
You must get it out of your head, the idea that we're somehow being rough with you, or hard on you.
Experts say roughly a ton-and-a-half of debris is still afloat, heading toward Western US shores.
But whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure: the Randall Lineback cow is critically endangered, with roughly 500 head alive worldwide according to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Lawton wants more latitude for the manager and other department heads when they must fill roughly 350 mostly non-union positions classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In science:

If two points a and b have nearest point pro jections onto a geodesic γ which are sufficiently far apart, then roughly speaking, the fastest way to get from a to b is to head to the closest point p on the geodesic γ, then follow the geodesic to the closest point q to b, and then head back out to b.
Random Heegaard splittings
Finally, we also simulate the 6 mm diameter holes present on the x faces, which act as vents that reduce the damping pressure head, with a roughly 20% reduction of the gas damping obtained in the simulation.
Increased Brownian force noise from molecular impacts in a constrained volume
The roughly spherically symmetric PWN relic, from the initial energetic stage of the pulsar wind, which will ultimately expand subsonically, after the reverberations of the reverse shock have vanished. – The relic PWN connects with the head of the PWN, directed towards the shell of the remnant.
An evolutionary model for pulsar-driven supernova remnants
The PWN structure consists of roughly two parts, a relic PWN and the head of the PWN, as was described in section 2.2 of this paper.
An evolutionary model for pulsar-driven supernova remnants
Modeling the flying characteristics of a rough magnetic head over a rough rigid-disk surface.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films