(Phrases). Sharp as a needle, as a razor.
(Verbs). To be blunt, etc., to render blunt, etc., to obtund, dull, take off the point or edge, turn.
(Adjectives). Blunt, obtuse, dull, bluff.
(Verbs). To smooth, smoothen, plane, polish, burnish, calender, enamel, glaze, iron, file, lubricate, macadamise.
(Adjectives). Smooth, even, level, plane, sleek, slick, polished, glazed, glossy, sleeky, silken, silky, satiny, velvety, glabrous, slippery, oily, soft, unwrinkled.
(Phrases). Smooth as glass, as velvet, as satin, as oil; slippery as an eel.
Arborescence, branching, ramification.
Brush, bur, beard, nap, shag, whisker, dundreary, mutton-chop, down, goatee, imperial, moustache, feather, plume, crest, tuft, panache, byssus, hair, chevelure, wool, fur, mane, cilia, fringe, fimbri, tress, moss, plush, velvet, stubble.
(Verbs). To be rough, etc.
To render rough, to roughen, crisp, crumple, corrugate, rumple.
(Adjectives). Rough, uneven, scabrous, gnarled, rugged, rugose, rugous, salebrous, unpolished, rough- hewn, craggy, cragged, scraggy, prickly, scrubby.
Arborescent, dendriform, arboriform, branching, ramose, ramulose, dendroid.
Feathery, plumose, tufted, fimbriated, hairy, ciliated, hirsute, flocculent, bushy, hispid, tomentous, downy, woolly, velvety, villous (or villose), bearded, pilous, shaggy, shagged, stubbly, fringed, befringed, setaceous, filamentous.
(Phrases). Rough as a bear; like quills upon the fretful porcupine.
Embrasure, battlement, machicolation, machicoulis, saw, tooth, sprocket, crenelle.
(Verbs). To notch, nick, cut, dent, indent, dint, jag.
(Adjectives). Notched, etc., jagged, crenated, crenulated, dented, dentated, denticulated, toothed, palmated, indented, fimbriated, serrated.
(Verbs). To fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, frizz, frizzle, rumple, flounce, rivel, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crimp, crumple, pucker, to turn down, turn under, tuck, ruck.
(Adjective). Folded, etc.
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