• 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

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