• WordNet 3.6
    • n crudeness an unpolished unrefined quality "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
    • n crudeness an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement "the whole town was famous for its crudeness"
    • n crudeness a wild or unrefined state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Prior to 1907, when the United States started mass production of asphalt from crude oil, the roads were paved from asphalt bought from Trinidad, which had a pitch lake that was the world’s first large commercial source of natural asphalt.
    • n Crudeness A crude, undigested, or unprepared state; rawness; unripeness; immatureness; unfitness for a destined use or purpose; as, the crudeness of iron ore; crudeness of theories or plans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crudeness Rawness; unripeness; an unprepared or undigested state: as, the crudeness of flesh or plants.
    • n crudeness The character or state of being ignorantly, inexactly, or unskilfully made or done; immaturity; imperfection: as, the crudeness of a theory.
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  • Giambattista Vico
    Giambattista Vico
    “The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The stone age was marked by man's clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man's crude use of clever tools.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.”


In literature:

At daybreak each morning they were called from these crude beds to prepare for the day's work.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
My purposes were crude and scarcely formed.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
But the whole trend of scientific investigation and speculation is increasingly away from this crude and violent dualism.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
James Holden's work was a strangely crude efficiency.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
Mr. Guttery's contrast is crude and superficial.
"The War and the Churches" by Joseph McCabe
Was she now to decline to the level of this fortune hunter, this crude young Westerner?
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
Crude hoe or adze of mica schist.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
I don't like philandering; I'm afraid I have a crude habit of really falling in love.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Large size; of the usual form, but the decorations on the body peculiar, the design being crudely architectural.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
It can be proven by the best authorities that many of the heathen Africans, though crude in ethics, were pure morally.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various

In poetry:

And God be thank'd! the process is begun;
Wide in the soil the seeds of blessing lurk;
Wide will the leavening efficacy run
Through the crude mass, and do its destined work.
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
I wandered to a crude coast
Like a ghost;
Upon the hills I saw fires —
Funeral pyres
Seemingly — and heard breaking
Waves like distant cannonades that set the land shaking.
"The Discovery" by Thomas Hardy
GREAT thoughts in crude, unshapely verse set forth
Lose half their preciousness, and ever must.
Unless the diamond with its own rich dust
Be cut and polished, it seems little worth.
"Quatrains" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I think a great deal too much fuss
Has been aroused 'mid all of us
About this crude economist John T.
And fellows of his kidney now,
'Mid people up in Sydney now,
Are slipping in that city of the free.
"'John T'" by C J Dennis
Now, this chief was not a despot, as you will, perhaps, conclude;
For, though debate was noisy and procedure somwhat crude,
There did exist a Parliament, elected in due form,
With a Premier and Ministry -- which made things pretty warm.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis
This knife will do . . . and now to slash and slash;
Rip them to ribands, rend them every one,
My dreams and visions — tear and stab and gash,
So that their crudeness may be known to none;
Poor, miserable daubs! Ah! there, it's done. . . .
"Room 4: The Painter Chap" by Robert W Service

In news:

Benchmark crude for December delivery was down 37 cents to $88.34 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Early forms of this beer transport were just crudely made, galvanized metal pails .
Weekly gains in the gasoline wholesale market driven by higher crude costs leading up to the Valentine's Day weekend will interrupt the national decline in retail gasoline prices midway through February.
Clean seawater, crude oil dispersed by sonication, or crude oil dispersed by Corexit and sonication were flushed through the sand columns by gravity.
Young and old alike often cringe when these crude devices descend toward their vulnerable chompers.
In the Telegraph article, headlined "Smutty show a comic outrage," an anti-child abuse campaigner calls Crumb's artwork "crude and perverted images emanating from what is clearly a sick mind.".
In between them is a whole lot of crude oil.
Crude oil prices tumbled below $50 Thursday for the first time since May 2005 as jobless claims hit a 16-year record and financial markets sank.
But oil refiners, the chief buyers of crude, aren't celebrating.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Repairs to flaws in a $10 billion expansion project at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery should be completed and the new crude oil unit made fully functional by next spring.
BEAUMONT, Texas — Repairs to flaws in a $10 billion expansion project at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery should be completed and the new crude oil unit made fully functional by next spring.
Spare me the PR tweets, posturing and crude 'boot' talk.
Trade Gap in US Probably Shrank on Cheaper Crude Oil Imports.
Argentina's oil grab: crude or shrewd .
World Crude Steel Production Up 11% Sep 5, 2012 Printable format Email this Article Search.

In science:

We estimate (very crudely) that C0 < 1000; this reflects the explicit and constructive nature of our presentations.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
Importantly, both contributions are decoupled: the temporal dependence of the distribution of each asset is the same, and the structure of cross–correlations does not evolve in time; this is quite a crude approximation.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
This will be proved first by obtaining a crude estimate for R | log |ψω ||, except for a small family of events, and then by proving facts about the Poisson Kernel, which will allow me to approximate using Riemann integration the first integral with values of log |ψω (z)| at a number of fairly evenly spaced points.
The zeros of Gaussian random holomorphic functions on $\C^n$, and hole probability
Diversity is a lower bound on complexity, but is a rather crude indicator of overall complexity.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
Considering the crudeness of our argument, we do not believe it is worth detailing the nature of these corrections.
Distance traveled by random walkers before absorption in a random medium