The robots can slice through stone and rough out vast blocks of stone while the artisans are sleeping.
After the cylinder has been marked off, rough out all stock between the beads with a parting tool.
I rough out my thoughts in talk as an artist models in clay.
He was very wet and his boat was full of water, but to the inquiry of "rough out in the bay?"
rough out with a knife or chisel by cutting on both sides of the saw cut.
It did blow during the night; it must have been rough out in the Channel; then the wind dropped to a light breeze.
Upon the purpose of the cut, as whether to rough out or to finish the surface.
Besides, I want you to notice that its kind of rough out on the lake, and as it stands were taking big chances of being swamped.
All you have to do in the field is to "rough out" skeletons from the flesh, and dry them in compact bundles for shipment.
It is used mainly, however, to rough out the work and to round out corners and sweeps.
Old English ruh "rough, coarse (of cloth); hairy, shaggy; untrimmed, uncultivated," from West Germanic *rukhwaz "shaggy, hairy, rough" (cf. Middle Dutch ruuch, Dutch ruig, Old High German ruher, German rauh), from Proto-Germanic *rukhaz, from PIE *reue- "to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up" (cf. Sanskrit ruksah "rough;" Latin ruga "wrinkle," ruere "to rush, fall violently, collapse," ruina "a collapse;" Lithuanian raukas "wrinkle," rukti "to shrink").
The original -gh- sound was guttural, as in Scottish loch. Sense of "approximate" is first recorded c.1600. Of places, "riotous, disorderly, characterized by violent action," 1863. Rough draft is from 1690s. Rough-and-ready is from 1810, originally military; rough-and-tumble (1810) is from a style of free-fighting.
late 15c., from rough (adj.). Related: Roughed; roughing. Phrase rough it "submit to hardships" (1768) is originally nautical:
To lie rough; to lie all night in one's clothes: called also roughing it. Likewise to sleep on the bare deck of a ship, when the person is commonly advised to chuse the softest plank. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1788]To rough out "shape or plan approximately" is from 1770. To rough up "make rough" is from 1763. To rough (someone) up "beat up, jostle violently" is from 1868. The U.S. football penalty roughing was originally a term from boxing (1866).
c.1200, "broken ground," from rough (adj.). Meaning "a rowdy" is first attested 1837. Specific sense in golf is from 1901. Phrase in the rough "in an unfinished or unprocessed condition" (of timber, etc.) is from 1819.