• WordNet 3.6
    • v rough-sand sand roughly "rough-sand the door before painting it"
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In literature:

Through sun and storm the wagons rumbled on; jogging across the rough, uncharted country and jolting over rocks, sagebrush, and sand.
"Steve and the Steam Engine" by Sara Ware Bassett
Sometimes Owen found the sand smooth enough, but at others he came to rough rocks, over which he had to climb.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
Within, the neatly kept log cabin had a rough floor strewn with white sand.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
This is mostly sand, but with it are rough fragments of rock which can be crumbled in the hand.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Roughly speaking, the poor land of the Sand Hills separates the white farmers from the colored.
"The Negro Farmer" by Carl Kelsey
A rough, spotty undergrowth partially conceals the sand.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This draws sand and water to the face and prevents the rough stones from showing themselves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Presently he was flung roughly down on the sands.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty
Just rough beams put together, and the joinings filled with sand.
"Brother Francis" by Eileen Douglas
There's a light on Hestan Island, but I wouldn't have found water enough across the sands in Rough Firth.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

The other lay where Marah's
Hot sands with snares are strewn--
Through many a darksome forest,
And the way was roughly hewn.
"Which One" by Madge Morris Wagner
Changing for amber-knobs their Eastern ware
Or tin-sand silvery fair,
To temper brazen swords, or rim the shield
Of heroes, arm'd for fight:--
While the rough miners, wondering, gladly yield
"The First And The Last" by Francis Turner Palgrave
When the rough North forgets to howl,
And Ocean's billows cease to roll;
When Libyan sands are bound in frost,
And cold to Nova Zembla's lost!
When heavenly bodies cease to move,
My blue-eyed Ann I'll cease to love.
"Blue-Eyed Ann" by Tobias Smollett

In news:

From the time the beach first opened on July 4, 1925, development along the roughly 1.7 miles of coast in Solana Beach has blocked the natural processes that deposit sand along the shoreline.
Hurricane Sandy's rough surf causes the sand from Bathtub Beach to wash away .
A frican Union peacekeepers must drive along rough dirt roads that snake through sand dunes and shrubs to reach newly won territory in Somalia's countryside, exposing themselves to possible ambushes by al-Shabab rebels.
In the roughly 100,000 years since a finger of the Pacific Ocean helped deposit great mounds of sand in Daly City, most of the formations have been paved over with a web of roads and clumps of homes.
Collier commissioners voted last week to use Tourism Development Council money to add roughly 24,000 cubic feet of sand to Vanderbilt Beach and parts of Naples Beach that have been eroded by tropical storms.
Massive debris and sand displacement roughed up Ocean County's signature waterway that was in environmental distress even before the superstorm hit.
The beaches of Ocean City are replenished roughly every four years with sand pumped from identified shoals off the coast of the resort.
The sand itself (gray, rough) isn't top-quality, but the placid cove is ideal for kids.
Wearing dust mask, sand lightly to even out any rough or raised spots.
Sanding also removes burrs and rough spots in your trim.

In science:

Problems in granular systems are roughly divided in quasi-static (sand piles, distribution of static forces, compaction, fractures propagation, etc.) and dynamical ones (all kind of flows, convection and segregation, pattern formation, fluidized beds, etc.).
A kinetic approach to granular gases
Roughly speaking, the models in use essentially couple an equation for the fluid fields (Navier-Stokes or shallow water equations) to an equation describing sand transport on the seabed.
Singularly perturbed degenerated parabolic equations and application to seabed morphodynamics in tided environment