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roughcast

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verb rough·cast \ˈrəf-ˌkast, for 2 also -ˈkast\

Definition of roughcast

rough·castrough·cast·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to plaster (as a wall) with roughcast

  3. 2 :  to shape or form roughly



Circa 1501

First Known Use of roughcast

circa 1501


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roughcast

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noun rough·cast \-ˌkast\

Definition of roughcast

  1. 1 :  a rough model

  2. 2 :  a plaster of lime mixed with shells or pebbles used for covering buildings

  3. 3 :  a rough surface finish (as of a plaster wall)



1579

First Known Use of roughcast

1579


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