• Collecting raw rubber gum
    Collecting raw rubber gum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rawness lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience "procedural inexperience created difficulties","their poor behavior was due to the rawness of the troops"
    • n rawness a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched) "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness","after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"
    • n rawness the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect "the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research","the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable"
    • n rawness a chilly dampness "the rawness of the midnight air"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
    • n Rawness The quality or state of being raw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked
    • n rawness The state or quality of being raw, in any sense.
    • n rawness Unprepared or precipitate manner; want of provision or foresight.
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  • Eamonn Mccabe
    Eamonn Mccabe
    “It's the boxers who attract the real women, after all, with their raw primeval strength, beautifully toned bodies and just a touch of vulnerability.”
  • John Jay Chapman
    “Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same -- hardihood. Give them raw truth.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.”
  • Cathy Better
    Cathy Better
    “Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.”
  • E. J. Hobsbawm
    E. J. Hobsbawm
    “Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.”


Raw deal - If you get a raw deal, you are treated unfairly.


In literature:

The sago thus prepared is known as raw sago, and is used by the islanders without being further refined.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
It is therefore the great emporium for tea, coffee, sugar, spices, indigo, and raw silk.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Most fruits are eaten raw and are exceedingly valuable to the body because of the fresh acids they contain.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
One derrick is in flames and beside it a pool of raw petroleum is burning.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
He said so, nursing his raw hands.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Cooked meats were found to be less soluble in cold water than raw meats.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
I'll make a man of the bhoy, and send him back safe and sound, if some of the raw recruits of the brutal Saxons don't shoot him.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
Though very hungry, I had no fancy for eating turtle's eggs raw.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Even if we had eaten them raw, they would have assisted to keep body and soul together.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
The wealth of a country does not depend on its raw materials.
"Fundamentals of Prosperity" by Roger W. Babson
Women folks whip me wid four plaitted raw cowhide whip.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The difficulty of converting raw men into soldiers is enhanced manifold when they are mounted.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Wool may be dyed in the raw state (fleece), slubbing, or yarn.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Now let's go out and look at nature in the raw.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
For every nine pounds of raw pork add an equal amount of boiled salt pork and an equal amount of raw veal.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
One deft slash of the raw-hide whip was capable of cutting the head off the terrible reptile, if only he could get it in.
"The White Hand and the Black" by Bertram Mitford
Raisins lead the list, as they cook in well with any of the flour stuffs and rice, and are excellent to eat raw as a lunch.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
There was aggressiveness about the engines and the smell of the raw cotton.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
He had expected to find some degree of system and discipline; whereas all were raw militia.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Really, I could not think of eating raw fish.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet

In poetry:

I was seventy-seven, come August,
I shall shortly be losing my bloom;
I've experienced zephyr and raw gust
And (symbolical) flood and simoom.
"The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk" by Dorothy Parker
And so was still: what time we saw
A foot hang down the fireplace! Then,
With painful scrambling scratched and raw,
Two hands that seemed like hands of men
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
Then up the auld road I gaed scamperin' awa,
Weel kent I the gate to John Jamieson's raw,
Whaur in at the winnock the roses war keekin',
An' four bonnie lassies war needlin' an' steekin'.
"A Wheen Aul' Memories" by Janet Hamilton
I smelled the raw sweet essences of things,
And heard spiders in the leaves
And ticking of little feet,
As tiny creatures came out of their doors
To see God pouring light into his star…
"The Edge" by Lola Ridge
Thinking of those high thoughts that passed like the wind
Yet left their brightness lying on the mind,
As the white blossoms the raw airs shake down
That lie awhile yet lovely on the chill grass;
"The Shock" by John Freeman
An' the flame-tappit furnaces staun' in a raw,
A' bleezin', an' blawin', an' smeekin awa,
Their eerie licht brichtenin' the laigh hingin' cluds,
Gleamin' far ower the loch an' the mirk lanely wuds.
"A Wheen Aul' Memories" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

1 1/2 pounds medium to large raw shrimp.
Vickie Guerrero News Archive from Raw.
JBL News Archive from Raw.
Chaka Khan Goes Veganish, Raw Choco Tacos, and Eating Vegan on Food Stamps.
RAW Awards Will Be Nov 15.
Raw Food Webinar Presented by Nature 's Variety.
When operational, it will refine approximately 75% of the raw sugar from cane grown in Louisiana.
Andre the Giant News Archive from Raw.
Jinder Mahal News Archive from Raw.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson News Archive from Raw.
1â?„2 cup washed raw cashews .
The trick when making cashew cream is to use raw cashews .
Druid Theatre draws peasant life in the raw at UCLA Live.
Best Bars Serving Raw Whiskey and Moonshine Cocktails.
Campaign Coverage That Is Raw and Fresh.

In science:

The results of our survey, including raw and calibrated time-series measurements of the Ca HK emission for the entire B+N sample, will be made available without restriction through the project web-site.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
Once these “raw” dN/dz are in our possession, we carry out a statistical analysis with the differential density parameters discussed in Ribeiro (2005), which are basically different forms of number densities.
Differential Density Statistics of Galaxy Distribution and the Luminosity Function
The used technique is based on the calculation of the raw moments of the measure of a bidimensional random set.
M/M/$\infty$ queues in semi-Markovian random environment
This is exactly what happens in our case where, as shown by relation (2.9), N is a mixed Poisson and that is why we are interested into its factorial moments rather then directly its raw moments.
M/M/$\infty$ queues in semi-Markovian random environment
Given the raw moments of the |AΓ0 |, we can successively compute the moments of the measures of the sets Ak := (AΓ |Γ(0) = k), k ∈ E .
M/M/$\infty$ queues in semi-Markovian random environment
For the vector of raw moments ~m(n) the following theorem holds.
M/M/$\infty$ queues in semi-Markovian random environment
The optimization of the analog electronic setup leads to rather clear and sharp raw images before any additional filtering algorithms were applied.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Such a filter is based on the Fourier transform of the raw wire signal.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Figure 5.21: The raw image of a low multiplicity real event in the collection (left) and induction plane (right).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Errors were calculated using the raw counts.
Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 Micron Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN/Hydra
For our WIYN/Hydra sources, the 1.4 GHz and 24 µm raw flux densities, i.e. no k-correction applied, are plotted against each other in Figure 14 (left).
Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 Micron Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN/Hydra
The former explanation is most probably correct, as this population is also seen when the raw flux densities are plotted (Figure 14, left).
Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 Micron Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN/Hydra
The top panel is the raw 2MASS image, the bottom panel is the resulting cleaned image output at the end of the reduction process.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
The black symbols are the raw intensities summed from the image file.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
The special cases g (x) = x, xr , [x − E(Yp)]r , and etx give, respectively, the expected value, the raw moments, the central moments, and the momentgenerating function of Yp .
Weighted lattice polynomials of independent random variables