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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUSTIC

Why else should they wander together in the woods, or be so lost in talk by rustic streams?

And presently the rustic young gamester is tossing somersets for a penny.

"I could play lovers a deal better," said the rustic cherub.

I found at the inn a young maid who spoke a sort of rustic Italian.

And there were, about her, other suggestions of a rustic and homely nature.

Her "Rustic Lays" appeared in 1855, in an elegant little volume.

Doubtless this man followed along the shore and saw them at the rustic seat.

I deal, and love to deal, with the rustic exceptional, the village notable and wiseacre.

So Amanda inquired of the landlady if such a rustic cot could be found.

There was a rustic simplicity about the whole scene that charmed me.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin rusticus "of the country, rural; country-like, plain, simple, rough, coarse, awkward," from rus (genitive ruris) "open land, country" (see rural). Noun meaning "a country person, peasant" is from 1550s (also in classical Latin). Related: Rustical (early 15c.).

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