• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rough-stuff coarse paint laid on after the priming, and before the finish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rúh, rough; Ger. rauch, rauh, Dut. ruig.


In literature:

She's always pulling this rough stuff.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
In the latter event you may reasonably expect some rough stuff.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
The rough stuff would start and he wanted to put it off as long as possible.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
No more rough stuff from you, either.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
But it is the same sort of rough stuff, procured in the same way.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
He showed me lumps of the scented stuff Like uncut jewels, dull and rough.
"Mountain Interval" by Robert Frost
The attachments and suits were but the shadow boxing of the bout; the rough stuff was held in reserve.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
I'm going to bust him, savvy, just to learn these other dastards not to start any rough stuff with me.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
And no rough stuff this time.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
Here was a chance for him to show the stuff that was in his black, rough hide.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
That cooperation is rough stuff.
"World Without War" by E. G. von Wald
There'll be no more rough stuff.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
He'd see, too, that the Bill who had done the rough stuff was changed.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
He couldn't go through any rough stuff with his sprained arm.
"Spillthrough" by Daniel F. Galouye
You see, I was hoping they wouldn't ask me to do any of the rough stuff till I had been a member for a while.
"The Gray Phantom's Return" by Herman Landon
If you are of stouter stuff, you speak roughly to your little boy.
"Life's Minor Collisions" by Frances Warner
This stuff is rough and scratchy, and there's no use starting out to damage things.
"The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong" by Lillian Garis
We've told him that you're a lady, and won't stand for that rough stuff.
"Out of the Air" by Inez Haynes Irwin
There used to be a good deal of 'rough stuff' in the old days.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
It was a little rough on The Youngster sending him alone in the dark to get the stuff.
"The Ice Queen" by Ernest Ingersoll

In poetry:

A rough old nut, A tough old nut
Of a skipper:
But the right stuff, Sure enough,
For a racing clipper.
"Skipper" by Cicely Fox Smith
The brothers North and East are rough,
And play with such wild glee,
They tear the pretty trimming stuff
Off every maiden tree.
"Why Blossoms Fall" by Alma Frances McCollum
He spoke of Burns: men rude and rough
Pressed round to hear the praise of one
Whose heart was made of manly, simple stuff,
As homespun as their own.
"An Incident In A Railroad Car" by James Russell Lowell
For velvets soft and silken stuff
Thou hast but hay and straw so rough,
Whereon Thou King, so rich and great,
As ’twere Thy heaven, art throned in state.
"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" by Martin Luther
Rough gown, stuff gown, my love hath noble raiment,
Silk robes and scarlet robes, pearls of great price:
If a man kiss her gown, death is his payment—
"Nay: but I keep the gates of Paradise."
"The Gate-Keeper" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
“’Tis very plain he’d struck it fat,
The dufferin’ Lunnon muff;
The scoff and butt of Lambing Flat,
Who always got it rough,
Could strike his fortune where he sat;
The joker held the stuff.
"The Sleeping Beauty" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Rough stuff no deterrent to Crosby.
The scars on Jose Aguilar's hands are pretty standard stuff for a man who's made a rough living carving up cattle.
VIOLENCE Lots of fighting and typical action-film rough stuff.
IRVING – Tampa Bay is coming to town this weekend, which means the Cowboys must be prepared for some rough stuff should they be fortunate enough to find themselves in a kneel -down situation at the end of the game.
Hot Stuff at Rough and Ready Chili Cook-off.
We make 'em sweat in the summer, we make 'em cold in the winter, we walk over rough stuff like oyster shells and river rocks, and we spend hours standing on unforgiving fiberglass decks.
Hot Stuff at Rough and Ready Chili Cook-off.
Jazz FM listeners who normally tune in for smooth sounds instead heard some rough stuff when a UK station's 'Funky Sensation' program played the full audio from a pornographic movie over the airwaves this weekend.
Trek 's Domane Road Bike Is Made for the Rough Stuff.
The name of this Norwegian express is no mistake-she's built to run hard, even in rough stuff.