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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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RAW, adjective [Latin crudus, rodo.]

1. Not altered from its natural state; not roasted, boiled or cooked; not subdued by heat; as raw meat.

2. Not covered with skin; bare, as flesh.

If there is quick raw flesh in the risings, it is an old leprosy. Leviticus 13:10.

3. sore.

And all his sinews waxen weak and raw through long imprisonment.

4. Immature; unripe; not concocted.

5. Not altered by heat; not cooked or dressed; being in its natural state; as raw fruit.

6. Unseasoned; unexperienced; unripe in skill; as people while young and raw

so we say, raw troops; and new seamen are called raw hands.

7. New; untried; as a raw trick.

8. Bleak; chilly; cold, or rather cold and damp; as a raw day; a raw cold climate.

Once upon a raw and gusty day -

9. Not distilled; as raw water. [Not used.]

10. Not spun or twisted; as raw silk.

11. Not mixed or adulterated; as raw spirits.

12. Bare of flesh.

13. Not tried or melted and strained; as raw tallow.

14. Not tanned; as raw hides.

RAW'-BONED, adjective Having little flesh on the bones.