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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crude  \Crude\  (kr[udd]d),  a.  [Compar.  {Cruder}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Crudest}.]  [L.  crudus  raw;  akin  to  cruor  blood  (which  flows 
  from  a  wound).  See  {Raw},  and  cf  {Cruel}.] 
  1.  In  its  natural  state;  not  cooked  or  prepared  by  fire  or 
  heat;  undressed;  not  altered,  refined,  or  prepared  for  use 
  by  any  artificial  process;  raw;  as  crude  flesh.  ``Common 
  crude  salt.''  --Boyle. 
 
  Molding  to  its  will  each  successive  deposit  of  the 
  crude  materials.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Unripe;  not  mature  or  perfect;  immature. 
 
  I  come  to  pluck  your  berries  harsh  and  crude. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  reduced  to  order  or  form  unfinished;  not  arranged  or 
  prepared;  ill-considered;  immature.  ``Crude  projects.'' 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Crude,  undigested  masses  of  suggestion,  furnishing 
  rather  raw  materials  for  composition.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  The  originals  of  Nature  in  their  crude  Conception. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Undigested;  unconcocted;  not  brought  into  a  form  to  give 
  nourishment.  ``Crude  and  inconcoct.''  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  Having  or  displaying,  superficial  and  undigested 
  knowledge;  without  culture  or  profundity;  as  a  crude 
  reasoner. 
 
  6.  (Paint.)  Harsh  and  offensive,  as  a  color;  tawdry  or  in  bad 
  taste,  as  a  combination  of  colors,  or  any  design  or  work 
  of  art. 




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