One crude indicator: life expectancy numbers have tended to stagnate in the U.S. in recent years.
These are crude generalizations, of course, but they have a basis in fact.
These crude attempts at vigilante justice speak louder than any civilized-sounding rhetoric from Mubarak or his aides.
Sometimes the criticism takes the form of crude personal insult.
But last week, the world saw a different man, a crude version of the cosmetic, well-polished act of a politician.
Straight poles were laid across these to form a crude imitation of beams and the other framework of a building.
crude gum, however, is lacking both in strength and elasticity.
It was not the roundabouts, so crude that even an infant of to-day would despise them.
One day, though, she entered my crude office and remained standing.
Nor do I think it wise for you to resort to—to crude enforcements such as you now contemplate.
late 14c., "in a raw state," from Latin crudus "rough; not cooked, raw, bloody," from PIE *krue-do-, from PIE *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (see raw). Meaning "lacking grace" is first attested 1640s. Related: Crudely; crudeness. Crude oil is from 1865.