crude


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a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

not carefully or expertly made

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conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

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not refined or processed

belonging to an early stage of technical development

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devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

not processed or subjected to analysis

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References in classic literature ?
The thing was a hollowed log drawn upon the sands, and in the bottom of it lay a crude paddle.
From the small forward decks of the feluccas Perry's crude cannon were belching smoke, flame, thunder, and death.
Grim beasts would stalk him, as they had stalked him in the past, and never would there be a moment, by savage day or by cruel night, that he might not have instant need of such crude weapons as he could fashion from the materials at hand.
I took our position every morning with my crude sextant; but the results were always most unsatisfactory.
That day he accompanied a party of warriors to the nearby plains on a great hunt, and so dexterous did they find this white man with their own crude weapons that another bond of respect and admiration was thereby wrought.
As I haven't, I will simply give you a crude idea of what she seemed like to me.
And, gazing down on the smoky inferno of crude effort, Daylight outlined the new game he would play, a game in which the Guggenhammers and the rest would have to reckon with him.
The blood ran freely from the crude but effective surgery, and he lay and licked the wound and was depressed with apprehension of he knew not what terrible fate awaited him and was close at hand.
Turning, Maggie contemplated the dark, dust-stained walls, and the scant and crude furniture of her home.
So reconstructed, the earliest period appears to us as a time of slow development in which the characteristic epic metre, diction, and structure grew up slowly from crude elements and were improved until the verge of maturity was reached.
A crude conception of the ideas of Plato survives in the 'forms' of Bacon.
The only things that held their own individuality were the firs--for the fir is the tree of mystery and shadow, and yields never to the encroachments of crude radiance.
Their religious tracts are formless and crude in style, and even their final version of the Bible aims chiefly at fidelity of rendering.
But he had his solemnities and she had her reveries, her lurid, violent, crude reveries.
The idealism of Berkeley is only a crude statement of the idealism of Jesus, and that again is a crude statement of the fact that all nature is the rapid efflux of goodness executing and organizing itself.