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The rustical driver of the Leeds to York stage, happily, did not know who his passenger was.

He is some country beau, the dandy of some market town, the son of some rustical justice, the cock of some village.

Ladds thought that she must be some shy maiden from the country—a little "rustical" perhaps.

"I am afraid you do not like my name, sir," says I, annoyed with myself to be annoyed with such a rustical fellow.

Was it possible that in the whirligig of time a future could lie before one so uncouth and rustical?

“I am afraid you do not like my name, sir,” says I, annoyed with myself to be annoyed with such a rustical fellow.

Richard's gaze went following two rustical people—clearly bride and groom.

By this cunning device, in their rustical eyes, Its tinkle soon passed for a bell of great size.

She did not like country company; the rustical society and conversation annoyed her.

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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