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rough (part of speech: adjective)
- To me the prickly, scratchy sensation imparted by contact with the evergreen was such as to counterbalance the delights of inhaling its tonic and balsamic fragrance. - "Fibble, D. D.", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
- If there was " bugle trimming" among its adornments the caller was shown into the parlor on the right side, where the furniture was all stuffed and no harm could be done, but if the clothes were devoid of the shiny, scratchy gear, she might safely be allowed to enter and sit upon the polished mahogany of the room on the left of the hall. - "A Portrait of Old George Town", Grace Dunlop Ecker.
- " Why, they're not poison," said Tavia, beginning to unfold the velvet leaves that look so soft and are really so very " scratchy." - "Dorothy Dale", Margaret Penrose.