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ruh guhd

  • a  sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
    with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture
  • a  having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface
  • s  topographically very uneven
    rugged ground
  • s  very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution
    a rugged competitive examination
    the rugged conditions of frontier life

  • If you would win over a crowd of Americans, use the term rugged individualism; they will salute it like the flag.
  • Because the Tweel is airless, it is more rugged than a pneumatic tire and never goes flat.
  • When Caroline Calvin arrived at Levi's more than a decade ago, she took on one of the most rugged challenges in the fashion industry: updating the 501 jean.
News & Articles

  • RUGGED COMPUTERS: Navy Chooses Rugged Embedded Computers From Ballard Technology For LCS Ship Modules
    U.S. Navy electronics designers needed rugged embedded computers for mission module packages aboard the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). They found their solution from Ballard Technology Inc. in Everett, Wash
    June 14, 2013 - EmbeddedTechnology.com
  • Rugged SBCs are available with LynxOS® 7.0 RTOS.
    Both 3U OpenVPX SBC312 and SBC324 rugged SBCs as well as 6U VME EP2A SBC are offered with LynxOS® 7.0 from LynuxWorks™, which includes military-grade security package that conforms to GPOSPP. This RTOS fosters building of products that meet requirements for real-time, mission-critical military and aerospace applications. While SBC312 is based on Freescale QorIQ™ P4080 technology ...
    June 13, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • Rugged Galaxy S4 Active Joining the Samsung Family
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Once again capitalizing on the success of its flagship smartphone, Samsung is releasing a more rugged spin-off of the Galaxy S4 . Dubbed the “Galaxy S4 Active,” the new phone will meet the IP67 standard for durability, allowing it to handle conditions most consumer electronics can’t. You’ll find this tough new device on sale at AT&T locations starting June 21 st . The Galaxy S4 ...
    June 13, 2013 - PC World
Quotes

  • Steve Yzerman in Montreal Gazette
    He was a rugged hockey player and an unselfish teammate who was willing to do anything for his team,Yzerman said during a eulogy. "And most notably, he had a kind heart and a gentle soul."
  • John F Kennedy in Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    Ambassador said he had never seen such construction in any place. Especially malarial swamps been completely drained and a great deal of works done,Kennedy writes. "Soldiers tough, rugged, cocky."
  • Herbert Hoover in Sify
    In 1928, Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the "American system of rugged individualism" in a speech at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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