roughcast

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

rough +‎ cast

Noun[edit]

roughcast (plural roughcasts)

  1. A crude model.
  2. A rough surface finish, as of a plaster or stucco wall.
  3. A mixture of pebbles or similar material used to finish a plaster or concrete wall.

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Verb[edit]

roughcast (third-person singular simple present roughcasts, present participle roughcasting, simple past and past participle roughcast)

  1. To shape crudely; to form in its first rudiments, without correction or polish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  2. To apply a roughcast finish to.
    to roughcast a wall or building

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