Definition of scabrous:
taboo, suggestive, scaly, freckled, scurfy, lined, coarse, complexioned, smooth, cragged, racy, unsmooth, rugged, salty, spicy, horrendous, off-color, lepidote, ragged, dirty, bloom, blotchy, provocative, decent, ironbound, clear, craggy, glowing, harsh, rough, scaled, blue, disgusting, calloused, appalling, scaley, jagged, horrific, uneven, earthy, horrifying, complected, outrageous, leprose.
- "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.
And Chet Bullard, his blond hair shining like the gold that was inlaid and encrusted upon the walls of the room- Chet Bullard, Master Pilot, once, of a distant Earth- did not wait for the assault to reach him, but sprang in upon the beastly things with swinging fists that came up from beneath to crash into grinning faces; to smash dully into white, scabrous flesh; or catch beneath the angle of out- thrust jaws jolt the ghastly faces into awkward angles.- "The Finding of Haldgren", Charles Willard Diffin.
Your cold, scabrous anecdotes, your coarse laughter, all your innumerable theories concerning the underlying reality of marriage and the definite demands made upon it, concerning the ten sous the French workman pays his woman; your everlasting attacks on female logic, lying, weakness and so on- doesn't it all look like a desire at all costs to force woman down into the mud that she may be on the same level as your attitude to her?- "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.