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roughing-in

[ruhf-ing-in] /ˈrʌf ɪŋˈɪn/
noun, Building Trades.
1.
the act or process of applying a base coat of plaster to a masonry surface.
2.
the act or process of installing plumbing that will later be concealed.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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