Roughcast
Roughcast Rough"cast`, n. 1. A rude model; the rudimentary, unfinished form of a thing. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of plastering made of lime, with a mixture of shells or pebbles, used for covering buildings. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Roughcast — is a coarse plaster surface used on outside walls that consists of lime and sometimes cement mixed with sand, small gravel, and often pebbles or shells. The materials are mixed into a slurry and are then thrown at the working surface with a… …   Wikipedia

  • roughcast — ► NOUN ▪ plaster of lime, cement, and gravel, used on outside walls. ► ADJECTIVE 1) coated with roughcast. 2) (of a person) lacking refinement. ► VERB ▪ coat with roughcast …   English terms dictionary

  • roughcast — [ruf′kast΄, ruf′käst΄] n. 1. a coarse stucco for covering outside surfaces, as walls 2. a rough pattern or form, or crudely made model vt. roughcast, roughcasting 1. to cover (walls, etc.) with roughcast 2. to make or shape in a rough form …   English World dictionary

  • Roughcast — Rough cast , v. t. 1. To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities. [1913 Webster] 3. To plaster with a mixture of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roughcast — /ˈrʌfkast / (say rufkahst) noun 1. a coarse plaster mixed with gravel, shells, or the like, for outside surfaces, usually thrown against the wall. 2. a crudely formed pattern or model; a rough. –adjective 3. made of or covered with roughcast;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • roughcast — roughcaster, n. /ruf kast , kahst /, n., v., roughcast, roughcasting. n. 1. Also called spatter dash. an exterior wall finish composed of mortar and fine pebbles mixed together and dashed against the wall. Cf. pebble dash. 2. a crudely formed… …   Universalium

  • roughcast — noun plaster of lime, cement, and gravel, used on outside walls. adjective 1》 coated with roughcast. 2》 (of a person) lacking refinement. verb coat with roughcast …   English new terms dictionary

  • roughcast — n., adj., & v. n. plaster of lime and gravel, used on outside walls. adj. 1 (of a wall etc.) coated with roughcast. 2 (of a plan etc.) roughly formed, preliminary. v.tr. (past and past part. cast) 1 coat (a wall) with roughcast. 2 prepare (a plan …   Useful english dictionary

  • roughcast — I. transitive verb ( cast; casting) Date: circa 1501 1. to plaster (as a wall) with roughcast 2. to shape or form roughly II. noun Date: 1579 1. a rough model 2. a plaster of lime mixed with shells or pebbles used for covering buildings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roughcast — 1. noun a) A crude model. b) A rough surface finish, as of a plaster or stucco wall. Syn: pebbledash 2. verb a) To shape crudely. b) To apply a roughcast finish to a …   Wiktionary

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