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How to use roughage in a sentence
The greens cut through the richness of everything else that was being served, providing some much-needed roughage and, amazingly, letting everyone eat more than if their stomachs had been full of only animal fat and cheese.
Also they gave us roughage fur our hosses and wouldn't take pay fur none of it, indicatin' by signs that it was all a free gift.Those Times And These | Irvin S. Cobb
I keep an abundance of roughage, usually shredded corn, before the cows all the time.The Fat of the Land | John Williams Streeter
Bean straw is sometimes given as part of the roughage in Scotland, but not in England.
The skins make roughage and keep the alimentary tract active.Evening Round Up | William Crosbie Hunter
On the other hand, there are places where the minimum amount of roughage is wanted.The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know | Thomas Forsyth Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for roughage
the coarse indigestible constituents of food or fodder, which provide bulk to the diet and promote normal bowel function: See also dietary fibre
any rough or coarse material
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