…they, standing by the fire, talked over the too common neglect of the qualification, the total inattention to it, in the ordinary school-system for boys, the consequently natural, yet in some instances almost unnatural, degree of ignorance and uncouthness of men, of sensible and well-informed men, when suddenly called to the necessity of reading aloud, which had fallen within their notice, giving instances of blunders, and failures with their secondary causes, the want of management of…
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Jane spat into the fire, the most uncouth, ill-mannered act of her life.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
Most of them uncouth, although very few were unearned.