2. Not neat or regular; uneven.

His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged.

3. Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy. "The rugged Russian bear." Shak.

4. Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; — said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons.

Neither melt nor endear him, but leave him as hard, rugged, and unconcerned as ever.

5. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude. Milton.

6. Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; — said of sound, style, and the like.

Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.

7. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; — said of looks, etc. "Sleek o'er your rugged looks." Shak.

8. Violent; rude; boisterrous; — said of conduct, manners, etc.

9. Vigorous; robust; hardy; — said of health, physique, etc. [Colloq. U.S.]

Syn. — Rough; uneven; wrinkled; cragged; coarse; rude; harsh; hard; crabbed; severe; austere; surly; sour; frowning; violent; boisterous; tumultuous; turbulent; stormy; tempestuous; inclement.

Rug"ged*ly adv.Rug"ged*ness, n.

(Rug"ging) n. A coarse kind of woolen cloth, used for wrapping, blanketing, etc.

(Rug"-gowned) a. Wearing a coarse gown or shaggy garment made of rug. Beau. & Fl.

(Rug"gy) a. Rugged; rough. [Obs.] "With ruggy, ashy hairs." Chaucer.

(Rug"-head`ed) a. Having shaggy hair; shock-headed. [Obs.]

Those rough rug-headed kerns.

(Rug"in) n. A nappy cloth. [Obs.] Wiseman.

(Ru"gine) n. [F.] (Surg.) An instrument for scraping the periosteum from bones; a raspatory.

(Ru"gine), v. t. [F. ruginer to scrape.] To scrape or rasp, as a bone; to scale. [R.] Wiseman.

(||Ru*go"sa) n. pl. [NL. See Rugose.] (Paleon.) An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.

(Ru*gose") a. [L. rugosus, r. ruga a wrinkle.] Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.

(Ru*gos"i*ty) n. [L. rugositas: cf. F. rugosité.] The quality or state of being rugose.

(Ru"gous) a. [Cf. F. rugueux.] Wrinkled; rugose.

(Ru`gu*lose") a. Somewhat rugose.

Ruhmkorff's coil
(Ruhm"korff's coil`) [So called from its inventor, Ruhmkorff, a german physicist.] (Elec.) See Induction coil, under Induction.

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