Usage examples for coarse

  1. Indians have black eyes and coarse, black hair. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  2. You little coarse monster, what do you think of me now? – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. And what coarse hands he has! – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  4. I could if I would read you letters that have come from many cities and villages, filled with such threatenings and cursings and coarse words against me that they would fill you with astonishment. – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  5. But what Charles Vining could see in that great, tall, coarse woman, when there were my nice quiet gentle girls, I don't know. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  6. Opposite her were two persons, in the nearest of whom I was surprised to recognise the coarse- faced woman I had seen twice before: once when she came asking confused questions to Grandfather Nat about the man who sold a watch, and once when she fainted at the inquest, and Mrs. Grimes was too respectable to stay near her. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  7. One, even if it sometimes had a certain romantic interest, was rude and coarse; the other was the perfection of polite art and good taste. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  8. But in coarse pitches the error is of much importance. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  9. Dry the feet with a coarse towel and rub them vigorously with the hands, or walk about briskly for a few minutes. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  10. He's large and coarse- looking, and I hate him!" – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  11. His body was covered with coarse hair and he was very ugly. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  12. The young fellow stopped the machine, jumped down, and picked up the coarse little handkerchief which showed a bit of drooping green stem at one end and a glimpse of pink at the other. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  13. It was hard and coarse. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  14. Folks tell that before the squire got her, the men was about her like- the speaker used a simile too coarse for repetition. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  15. He went up to it, opened it, and saw a woman dressed in coarse cloth with a large black veil over her head that covered her entirely, down to her feet. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  16. Have you not seen a big creature- I should call it a bird, but a bird that cannot fly, and is covered with coarse hair instead of feathers? – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  17. The man had behaved as the coarse and natural man face to face with temptation and opportunity is likely to behave. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. A little while after he sent me, by one of his people, a small present of a Touarghee travelling bag, made of coarse- dressed leather. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  19. Take a pint of the juice pressed through a coarse sieve, and mix it with three eggs beaten and strained. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton