The lurcher is a dog with the general shape of a greyhound, but with a heavier body, larger ears and rougher coat.
Manners at that time were rougher than at present.
The sagas of the north are rougher and coarser than those of the west, but have a good deal of individual character.
Their primary object being the development and peopling of the land, they have naturally been made as cheaply as possible; and as in such cases the cost of the land is inconsiderable, economy has been sought by the use of lighter and rougher permanent way, plant, rolling stock, &c. Such railways are not " light " in the technical sense of having been made under enactments intended to secure permanent lowness of cost as compared with standard lines.
Upon the rougher ground and small farms the ordinary binders are used; upon the great plains, like those of California, a great harvester is used, which has a cutting line 52 ft.