• WordNet 3.6
    • v rusticate lend a rustic character to "rusticate the house in the country"
    • v rusticate give (stone) a rustic look
    • v rusticate suspend temporarily from college or university, in England
    • v rusticate send to the country "He was rusticated for his bad behavior"
    • v rusticate live in the country and lead a rustic life
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Rustic Rustic
Rustic and Crafty Birds Rustic and Crafty Birds

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Rusticate To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize.
    • v. t Rusticate To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily; to impose rustication on. "The town is again beginning to be full, and the rusticated beauty sees an end of her banishment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rusticate To dwell or reside in the country.
    • rusticate To send to the country; induce or (especially) compel to reside in the country; specifically, to suspend from studies at a college or university and send away for a time by way of punishment. See rustication.
    • rusticate In masonry, to form into rustic work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rusticate to send into the country: to banish for a time from town or college
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  • Confucius
    “When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rusticaticus, p. p. of rusticari, to rusticate. See Rustic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rustique—L. rusticusrus, the country.


In literature:

To face the world outside his village spelled agony to the poor rustic.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Shall I risk looking like a rustic in such a house as that?
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
He falls in love with the rustic maiden, but dare not wed her.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Stone gateposts and a rustic gate at the entrance on the {226} highway.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Do not despise me for my affection for these rustics.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The steeple is 160 feet high, with a rustic pedestal, a Doric story, an octagonal tower, and spire.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
There was a rustic bower on the mound, in which a roughly-constructed seat was fixed firmly to the ground.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
The two rustics spoke little, but possibly thought the more.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Thinking thus, Ferdinand made up quite a contented mind to be rustic beauty's school-master.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
Oswald's hat was found upon the bank at the rustic seat.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee

In poetry:

To courtly roof and rustic cot
Old comrades wend from far and wide:
Now is the ancient feud forgot,
The growing grudge is laid aside.
"A Christmas Carol" by Alfred Austin
Say, did you ever sit and dream,
When summer clouds are white and still,
Beside a slow unsounding stream
That winds below some rustic mill?
"The Silent Muse" by Alfred Austin
Yet, mighty city, mourn not thou
Thy rustic glories, long since flown;
Thou hast a glamour of thine own,
Tho' all thy flowers are faded now.
"Songs Of The City" by Cicely Fox Smith
Thy smiles I note, sweet early Flower,
That peeping from thy rustic bower
The festive news to earth dost bring,
A fragrant messenger of Spring.
"To A Primrose" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Fortunio had a rustic knife,
With this their feeling task they plann'd,
And often in a friendly strife,
They claim'd it from each other's hand.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
Shame to the foes that drown
Our psalms of worship with their impious drum,
The sweetest chimes in all the land lie dumb
In some far rustic town.
"Christmas" by Henry Timrod

In news:

This rustic-looking offshoot of the luxurious Felidia on East 58th Street offers seductive northern Italian cooking served family-style.
And the legendary rusticity of The Londoner's johns makes outdoor urination a necessity.
Anyone looking for a rustic rendezvous should look no further than Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
Whisk 's dining arena is split into two spaces, both clean-lined and contemporary, but with rustic touches.
A rustic little corner wine bar that resembles a farmhouse kitchen.
Rustic farmhouse specializing in authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.
BUSINESS Q&A: Rustic furniture store customizes for satisfaction.
Besides, roughness was precisely the look needed to showcase the restaurant's rustic Italian cuisine.
Rustic, off the grid summer cottages don't have the romantic appeal they used to, as buyers increasingly demand more features, cottage experts say.
Our friend Dave Masin joined us along with some of his beautiful furniture from Masins home furnishing and interior design, and today we talked about the romance of rustic.
Reverend Chris Hawks officiated the 6:30 pm rustic country, outdoor ceremony.
Offers a rustic look of wood planks well worn by time.
Tour Rustic Furniture at Primitive Images North of Harbor Springs.
The rustic pizza bar has opened for lunch with a very reasonably priced menu chalked full of Italian-inspired pastas and signature pizzas.
Rustic braised apple quarter recipe.

In science:

Computer algebra in Java has many advantages over implementations in more rustic languages such as Lisp or C, and was shown to be reasonably fast compared to them [11, 12, 13].
Symbolic Script Programming for Java