rough cut

noun

Definition of rough cut 

: a print of an incompletely edited motion picture

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American meals during the 19th century, much like the British diet of the time, consisted of stews, soups, rough cuts of meat, vegetables and fruits when in season, and bread, bread, and more bread. Amy Bentley, BostonGlobe.com, "Is ketchup the perfect complement to the American diet?," 10 June 2018 For lemongrass syrup: Bring 2½ cups water, 2½ cups sugar and a rough cut lemongrass stalk to a boil. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Mocktail recipes: How to make tasty non-alcoholic drinks for your Fourth of July party," 3 July 2018 American meals during the 19th century, much like the British diet of the time, consisted of stews, soups, rough cuts of meat, vegetables and fruits when in season, and bread, bread, and more bread. Amy Bentley, Smithsonian, "How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated," 4 June 2018 In July 2016, Nakao Haider went to Miami to show a rough cut to Wade. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Chicago Reader, "State basketball powerhouse Orr Academy’s incredible rise to glory bared in gripping new film," 12 Mar. 2018 The distinction between the name and the actual dimensions stems from the fact that lumber, when it is produced, typically is trimmed to smooth it after the initial rough cut, Chang said in his decision. Rick Romell, USA TODAY, "Lumber buyers tried suing Menards over 4x4s. Judge says ‘no.’," 6 Oct. 2017 And according to Variety’s Kris Tapley, the director will have a rough cut of the film ready to screen for Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "Say Hello to Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, and Our Awards Extra!," 1 Dec. 2017 The crowd around the pool and at the bar was a mix of Marines, rugged tourists visiting Joshua Tree National Park, and some resident artists and musicians of a rougher cut who weren’t there to escape the city. New York Times, "In the California Desert: Vast Darkness, Vibrant Music, an Oasis," 19 Dec. 2017 Nominating an early, rough cut of a movie just so Ridley Scott shows up to your dinner party: Classic HFPA. Tom Philip, GQ, "Here Are the Golden Globe Nominations (Which Are a Bit of a Mess)," 11 Dec. 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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