1 a coarse plaster for the surface of external walls
2 a rough preliminary model
1 shape roughly
2 apply roughcast to; "roughcast a wall"
3 hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew stone or timber" [syn: rough-hew]
Pebble-dashing is a form of finishing to a brick or stone wall. The wall is coated with a mix of sand and cement into which small stones or chips have been mixed. The chips or stones give the finish a 'rough' look. It is also called roughcasting.
Pebbledashing (or roughcasting) is also used to describe a form of external Plastering similar to the above technique.
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