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RUST'IC,

RUST'ICAL, adjective [Latin rusticus, from rus, the country.]

1. Pertaining to the country; rural; as the rustic gods of antiquity.

2. Rude; unpolished; rough; awkward; as rustic manners or behavior.

3. Coarse; plain; simple; as rustic entertainment; rustic dress.

4. Simple; artless; unadorned.

Rustic work, in a building, is when the stones, etc., in the face of it, are hacked or pecked so as to be rough.

RUST'IC, noun An inhabitant of the country; a clown.