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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section III. Form
3. Superficial Form
 
256. Roughness.
 
  
NOUN:ROUGHNESS &c. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity [obs.], corrugation, nodosity, nodulation; arborescence [See Symmetry]; pilosity.
  HAIR, brush, beard, shag, mane, whiskers, moustache, imperial, tress, lock, curl, ringlet, fimbria, eyelashes, lashes, cilia, villi; lovelock; beaucatcher; curl paper; goatee; papillote, scalp lock, scolding locks [colloq.], elf locks, mop, mat, thatch; fringe, toupee; hair shirt.
  PLUMAGE, plumosity; plume, panache, crest; feather, tuft.
  NAP, pile, floss, velvet, plush, fur, down, wool, fluff; byssus, moss, bur or burr.
  
VERB:BE ROUGH &c. adj.; go against the grain.
  RENDER ROUGH &c. adj.; roughen, knurl, crinkle, ruffle, crisp, crumple, corrugate, engrail; roughcast; set on edge, stroke the wrong way, rub the fur the wrong way, rumple.
  
ADJECTIVE:ROUGH, uneven; scabrous, knotted; rugged, rugose, rugous, rugulose; nodose, nodular, nodulated; knurled, cross-grained, knurly; asperous [obs.], crisp, salebrous [obs.], gnarled, gnarly, scraggly, scragged, scraggy; jagged; unkempt, unpolished, unsmooth, roughhewn; craggy, cragged; crankling [obs.]; prickly (sharp) [See Sharpness]; arborescent [See Symmetry]; leafy, well-wooded.
  FEATHERY, plumose, plumigerous.
  HAIRY, bristly, hirsute, hispid, pappous or pappose, pileous, pilose, pilous; trichogenous, trichoid; tufted, ciliated, filamentous; crinose, crinite; bushy; villous, nappy; bearded, shaggy, shagged; setous [obs.], setose, setaceous, setiferous, setigerous, setiform; “like quills upon the fretful porcupine” [Hamlet]; rough as a -nutmeg grater, - bear.
  DOWNY, velvety, flocculent, woolly, lanate, lanated, lanuginous, lanuginose; tomentose; fluffy.
  FRINGED, befringed, fimbriate, fimbriated, fimbricate, laciniate or laciniated, laciniform, laciniose.
  
ADVERB:AGAINST THE GRAIN; the wrong way of the goods; in the rough; on edge.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Cabello luengo y corto el seso.
  2. Flesh like slag in a furnace, knobbed and withered and grey.—Kipling

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