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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
new/raw/fresh recruit (=one who is completely untrained)
▪ Drill sergeants have eight weeks to turn fresh recruits into soldiers.
raw cotton (=natural, and not prepared for use)
▪ They imported raw cotton from America.
raw data (=data that has been collected, but not organized or studied)
▪ This system does no more than produce the raw data.
raw emotion (=strong emotions that someone shows openly and does not control)
▪ The crowd responded to his words with raw emotion.
raw fish (=not cooked)
▪ In Japan we like to eat raw fish.
raw material (=information that has not been carefully examined)
▪ the raw material for an article
raw materials (=substances which have not been treated)
▪ a paper company which imports raw materials from North America.
raw sewage (=sewage that had not been treated)
▪ The factory secretly dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Ohio river.
raw silk
▪ a beautiful dress in raw silk
raw talent (=used to describe someone with natural ability who has not had much training)
▪ He’s got lots of raw talent but he needs a good coach.
raw (=not cooked)
▪ The dogs are fed on raw meat.
▪ Some vegetables are better eaten raw.
▪ Purely descriptive studies serve as the raw data for those comparative studies that aspire to higher levels of explanation.
▪ Team one is responsible for the collection and analysis of raw data received from the volunteer force.
▪ That is what will happen when we get what the hon. Gentleman describes as the raw data.
Data, raw data from which we have learned, seemingly, nothing.
▪ As he pores over all this raw data the field-worker discovers certain interesting patterns and principles in terms of which his information makes sense.
▪ It is no good saying that they will comprise raw data.
▪ The raw data will be cleaned up to remove inconsistencies and ambiguities between the different surveys.
▪ Presenting less raw data might have allowed more scope to look at certain issues in more depth.
▪ He'd had a bit of a raw deal.
▪ These kids think they got a raw deal.
▪ Comedy got a raw deal, though Stilgoe and Skellen had a neat song about Alan Titchmarsh.
▪ Rape on Screen Women tend to get a raw deal from the movies.
▪ Which shows that it is worth complaining instead of just accepting a raw deal.
▪ We must recognise that they are getting a raw deal and are being victimised by the Government.
▪ I just thought Blagg was getting a raw deal.
▪ Still, aren't women getting a raw deal?
▪ Turn under the raw edge of the top seam allowance and tack in place over the trimmed edge.
▪ Turn in the raw edges of both seam allowances towards each other and match the folded edges.
▪ In a week or so weather and growth would have sealed up again all the raw edges that betrayed its use.
▪ With raw edges level, tack bias strip around neck edge with ends on top of facing.
▪ Neaten outer edge of bias strip or turn under raw edge.
▪ To make a plain seam, place two pieces of fabric together with right sides facing and with raw edges level.
▪ Trim the raw edges of the fabric with pinking shears.
▪ Fans and reviewers enjoyed the raw edge and revelled in the energy and melody thrown out of the guitar crashing mayhem.
▪ He recalls with obvious pleasure winning a bet by eating 11 raw eggs.
▪ He had greatly impressed us by sucking out raw eggs and swinging dangerously from the barn rafters.
▪ Now they were on me like raw egg on hair.
▪ Today there was a raw egg that some one had dropped and not bothered to clean up.
▪ The recipes vary but usually include tea, lemon, aspirin, and sometimes a raw egg.
▪ Don't be tempted by uncooked cake or pudding mixture - it contains raw eggs.
▪ Feed mussels, bits of raw fish, earthworms, woodlice, prawns and maggots, as well as some pellets.
▪ I recently ate raw fish with a sushi virgin.
▪ Gravadlax makes a delicious alternative to smoked salmon and is the raw fish marinated with plenty of herbs, especially dill.
▪ Local water and soil will affect the taste of home-grown raw ingredients.
▪ But these raw ingredients complicated the process.
▪ The only defence open to enterprises and manufacturing industry would be a chaotic cut in their demand for these raw materials.
▪ There is enough raw material in the asteroids to support a truly vast population.
▪ Here, reliability of quality and delivery is of prime importance because the producer works on minimal stock-holding of raw materials.
▪ And public opinion, the raw material of governing, is the engine of that evolution.
▪ Litter A lot of what we throw away has been made from raw materials which are not renewable.
▪ We are beginning to understand that two of the most important resources worth conserving are energy and raw materials.
▪ Dairies, cider presses and meat packing stations process local raw materials from the farmers.
▪ So far we have looked only at what you need to record the raw material.
▪ After much discussion, the Cun traded a bag of raw meat in exchange for the travellers.
▪ Wash your hands after using the bathroom, before beginning food preparation and after working with raw meat or poultry.
▪ By its very nature, raw meat will contain some bacteria.
▪ Juices left in bags that contained raw meat can contaminate the cooked leftovers.
▪ Wash your hands and all cooking utensils and surfaces after preparing raw meat.
▪ Thoroughly wash the containers and all surfaces 011 which raw meat or poultry have been placed. 4.
▪ Keep it that way by preventing it coming into contact with raw meat, poultry and fish.
▪ They pat me on the head and throw a few chunks of raw meat into my bowl.
▪ This attack was repeated again in 1987 in the Federation magazine, for the report had obviously hit a very raw nerve.
▪ The subject of hawkers had touched a raw nerve.
▪ He's just a raw nerve.
▪ Touched on a raw nerve, they can react accordingly.
▪ Our article touched a raw nerve.
▪ Just as the poll tax impost jarred on an historically raw nerve, so will the ban on fox-hunting.
▪ Yet they perhaps unwittingly also touched upon the raw nerve of vital, popular fears.
▪ Had she worried a raw nerve with that remark?
▪ When Charlie heard the news of victory he was training some raw recruits on a rifle range in Edinburgh.
▪ The firm replaced many of the sacked workers with raw recruits hired in areas of high unemployment nearby.
▪ Former workers repeatedly insisted there were quality problems with work after they were sacked and replaced by raw recruits.
▪ But the notion that these raw recruits were the critical ingredient is open to doubt.
▪ Now Haseley was big, really big, and I was the smallest there, a raw recruit to the international scene.
▪ Cardigan Bay, once famed for its dolphins, is now polluted with raw sewage and animal wastes.
▪ Or would he perhaps look upon a clear mountain stream and complain about the absence of raw sewage or Industrial effluents?
▪ A further 300 tonnes of fish were suffocated in May, when raw sewage flooded into the river after a storm.
▪ Charvat said that before his arrival, the plant secretly dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Ohio River.
▪ Grants and available technology shall be provided for the avoidance of the crazy Victorian idea of pumping raw sewage out to sea.
▪ The resort has been accused of dumping raw sewage in the lake at least four times in the last three years.
▪ Domestic and industrial waste, discharged oil and millions of gallons of raw sewage are flushed into the sea every day.
▪ All around, thousands of their compatriots waited in pitiful food queues as the stench of raw sewage hung over Trnopolje.
▪ A refining process ensures that the fibres of the raw silk filling are always non-allergic.
▪ His eyes were big and blue, and his hair like raw silk surrounded by a wreath of fire....
▪ They darted about on the front of the group, their silver-leaf hair rustling like raw silk.
▪ Her frame was small, her arms looked frail and very white against the raw silk.
▪ As a result, agents are becoming even more cagey about developing raw talent.
▪ Now he has channelled that aggression and raw talent to produce a golden combination of motivation and power.
▪ He has such a natural raw talent it would be a waste to keep him hanging on.
▪ It's a raw talent but she knows how to use it and she's unafraid.
▪ She was not a great trainer, but her raw talent was undeniable.
▪ But although graft is indispensable, it is no replacement for raw talent.
touch/hit a (raw) nerve
▪ I had finally touched a nerve.
▪ Our article touched a raw nerve.
▪ Q: Why has that era hit a nerve with people now?
▪ The charge has hit a nerve, persuading the company to earmark 265 Levantine buildings for special restoration.
▪ The subject of hawkers had touched a raw nerve.
▪ The theatrical farce touches a nerve.
▪ The wide current appeal of such music seems to touch a nerve of communal masochism.
▪ They also touched a nerve of public anxiety.
raw fish
raw, gusty winds
▪ a raw account of poverty in the cities
▪ a salad made with nuts, raisins and raw carrots
▪ Audiences admire his raw courage and daring.
▪ Ghana still imports both raw and processed tobacco.
▪ Good coaches develop raw talent into seasoned players.
▪ His face was raw and blistered.
▪ If you can't resist snacking between meals, eat something healthy such as fruit or raw vegetables.
▪ Japan depends on the outside world for virtually all of its raw materials, including oil.
▪ Mayonnaise is traditionally made with raw eggs.
▪ Sushi consists of raw fish and rice.
▪ The dill sauce also works well as a dip with raw vegetables.
▪ The Princess was wearing a dark green dress made of raw silk.
▪ We were impressed by the singer's raw, husky voice.
▪ Following her pointing finger, they went out into the raw desert, and dug in the sand.
▪ His beauty was of a different sort, raw and elegant.
▪ Knowledge, power and economic resources are the raw materials of social action, and they are all unequally available.
▪ Left: The raw strength of Anjelica Huston.
▪ No longer is the customer at the end of the line, nor does the supplier only relate to raw materials.
▪ The story of the Unabomber crackles with the raw mystery and tension of a cops-and-robbers potboiler.
▪ They are the raw material of governor discussions.
▪ Wash your hands and all cooking utensils and surfaces after preparing raw meat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Raw \Raw\ (r[add]), a. [Compar. Rawer (r[add]"[~e]r); superl. Rawest.] [AS. hre['a]w; akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. r[=o], Icel. hr[=a]r, Dan. raa, Sw. r[*a], L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh, Skr. kravis raw flesh. [root]18. Cf. Crude, Cruel.]

  1. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.

  2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.

    Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude.
    --De Quincey.

  3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought. Specifically:

    1. Not distilled; as, raw water. [Obs.]

    2. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton.

    3. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits.

    4. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow.

    5. Not tanned; as, raw hides.

    6. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.

  4. Not covered; bare. Specifically:

    1. Bald. [Obs.] ``With skull all raw.''

    2. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.

    3. Sore, as if by being galled.

      And all his sinews waxen weak and raw Through long imprisonment.

  5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind. ``A raw and gusty day.''

    Raw material, material that has not been subjected to a (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is the raw material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of the shoe industry.

    Raw pig, cast iron as it comes from the smelting furnace.


Raw \Raw\, n. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.

Like savage hackney coachmen, they know where there is a raw.
--De Quincey.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hreaw "uncooked, raw," from Proto-Germanic *khrawaz (cognates: Old Norse hrar, Danish raa, Old Saxon hra, Middle Dutch rau, Dutch rauw, Old High German hrawer, German roh), from PIE root *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (cognates: Sanskrit kravih "raw flesh," krura- "bloody, raw, hard;" Greek kreas "flesh;" Latin crudus "not cooked," cruor "thick blood;" Old Irish cru, Lithuanian kraujas, Old Church Slavonic kruvi "blood;" Old English hrot "thick fluid, serum").\n

\nMeaning "tender, sore" is from late 14c.; of persons, "inexperienced" from 1560s; of weather, "damp and chilly" first recorded 1540s. Related: Rawly; rawness. Raw material is from 1796, with sense of "in a rudimental condition, unfinished." Phrase in the raw "naked" (1921) is from the raw "exposed flesh," attested from 1823. Raw deal "harsh treatment" attested by 1893.


a. 1 Of food: not cooked. (from 9th c.) 2 Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed. (from 10th c.) 3 Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated. (from 14th c.) adv. (context slang English) Without a condom. n. (context sugar refining sugar trade English) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.

  1. adj. (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton" [syn: natural, raw(a), rude(a)]

  2. having the surface exposed and painful; "a raw wound"

  3. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating [ant: cooked]

  4. not processed or refined; "raw sewage"

  5. devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power" [syn: naked]

  6. brutally unfair or harsh; "received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"

  7. not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics" [syn: crude]

  8. untempered and unrefined; "raw talent"; "raw beauty"

  9. unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic" [syn: bleak, cutting]

  10. inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat" [syn: sore]

  11. used of wood and furniture; "raw wood" [syn: raw(a), unsanded]

  12. lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"; "he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel" [syn: new, wet behind the ears(p)]

  13. (used informally) completely unclothed [syn: bare-assed, bare-ass, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, peeled, naked as a jaybird, stark naked]


n. informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit" [syn: altogether, birthday suit]


Raw, raw, or RAW may refer to:

Raw (Jimmy Barnes album)

Raw is a 2001 album by Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. The album was recorded live at Colonial Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on 24 March 2001.

Raw (Crack the Sky album)

Raw, the seventh "proper" album (not counting compilations or live albums) from Crack the Sky, really is more of a John Palumbo solo album under the Crack the Sky banner. Other than Jamie LaRitz playing lead guitar, all of the musical parts were played by Palumbo. However, Raw is more "Rock" than Palumbo's solo efforts. The next Crack the Sky album, 1989's From the Greenhouse, saw the return of a number of veteran CTS members, most importantly guitarist Rick Witkowski.

Raw (The Alarm album)

Raw is the fifth and final studio album released by the original line-up of The Alarm. The band split up soon after the album was released. It was released in 1991 on IRS Records.

The album was released initially on vinyl LP, cassette and CD, reaching number 33 in the UK Albums Chart, and number 161 in the US Billboard 200.

An extended re-mastered version was released, including extra tracks.

Raw (magazine)

Raw was a comics anthology edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly and published by Mouly from 1980 to 1991. It was a flagship publication of the 1980s alternative comics movement, serving as a more intellectual counterpoint to Robert Crumb's visceral Weirdo, which followed squarely in the underground tradition of Zap and Arcade. Along with the more genre-oriented Heavy Metal it was also one of the main venues for European comics in the United States in its day.

Raw (music magazine)

Raw Magazine was founded in the summer of 1988 by Dante Bonutto, Malcolm Dome, Mark Putterford and Steve McTaggart and photographer Tony Mottram drafted in from Metal Hammer. They had come together on Metal Hammer magazine having split from Kerrang!, where Bonutto had been deputy-editor. The collective feeling there had been that Kerrang! was becoming too narrowly focused on Heavy Metal and that Metal Hammer would allow them more scope to explore other areas of Rock music. This quickly proved not to be the case and the idea for a new magazine was born, a title that would be a true Rock magazine, featuring Heavy Metal acts but not dominated by them.

To that end they teamed up with marketing man Pete Winkleman and created Raw alongside Phil Alexander, Kirk Blows, Dave Dickson, Dave Ling, Sylvie Simmons, Maura Sutton and Paul Suter, most of whom had also worked on Kerrang!.Under the byline of `RAW` Rock Alive Worldwide.

The first issue went on sale on August 31 of that year as a fortnightly publication featuring Ozzy on the cover tattooing the RAW logo on himself, photographed by Tony Mottram. RAW was based in London and steadily grew to become a serious rival to the more established Kerrang!. But within the year, EMAP publications, having failed in their bid to take over Kerrang!, decided to acquire Raw instead. The idea, at that stage, remained that the new magazine could overcome the heavyweight Kerrang!, and that EMAP's money and publishing clout would allow the Raw team to achieve this. In the end, though, EMAP simply bought Kerrang! wholesale.

The original Raw magazine, the staff, writers and photographers, remained largely intact until the end of 1989 when Dante Bonutto announced he was leaving. He had been poached as an A&R man by East West Records. The EMAP appointed publishing director, Dave Hepworth, was assigned to find a new editor. The obvious and most sensible choice would have been to appoint Bonutto's deputy, Malcolm Dome, a man who lived and breathed Hard Rock, had been there since its inception and knew virtually everything there was to know about the magazine and the music biz.

Curiously, though, Hepworth gave the job to his old pal Dave Henderson, who knew next to nothing about Rock music and whose only previous experience in the editor's chair had ended with the closure of a magazine. The beginning of 1990 ushered in the new regime and the slow decline of Raw as a viable alternative to Kerrang!. But as soon as Kerrang! became part of the EMAP stable of publications Raw's survival no longer mattered and despite changes of editor and editorial policy, making Raw a Britpop magazine in December 1995, it perished not long after.

In 1993 a weekly television programme named Raw Power was launched to accompany the magazine. It later changed its name to Noisy Mothers and was defunct in late 1995.

Raw (Moxy album)

Raw is a live album by the Canadian hard rock band Moxy, in its third incarnation with singer Brian Maxim. Brian had sung back-ups for Douglas "Buzz" Shearman (Original singer who had on/off again vocal cord problems) on tour back in 1977, worked with Buddy Caine and Terry Juric in the band Voodoo, and worked with "Buzz" in a building materials store in the early 1980s.

The album was released in 2002 accompanied by the remastered/re-edited/re-sequenced version of Moxy V. The album contains live-off-the-floor new recordings of songs from the band's first three albums from the 1970s. Brian would leave the band after touring Europe for the second time at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2003.

Raw (Juvenile album)

Raw is a 2005 compilation album by rapper Juvenile. It features mostly songs the rapper made before his 1997 signing with Cash Money Records. The album was released digitally on the May 23, 2005. Popular singles include "Bounce For The Juvenile", "Yeah F***in' Right" and "Got It Going On".

Raw (novel)

RAW is a young adult novel by Australian author Scott Monk. First published by Random House Australia in 1998, it has been reprinted eleven times. RAW is a tale of a teenager named Brett Dalton who has been sentenced to three months at The Farm for a break and enter charge. Brett learns a lot about himself during his time at The Farm. While there he finds love, he makes some new friends and he also manages to gain some enemies.

Raw (Alyson Williams album)

Raw is the debut album by American singer Alyson Williams, released in 1989 on the Def Jam Recordings record label. It contains the singles "Sleep Talk" ( UK No. 17) "My Love Is So Raw" (UK No. 34) and "I Need Your Lovin'" (UK No. 8).

Raw (Keith LeBlanc album)

Raw is the third album by drummer Keith LeBlanc, released in January 1990 by Blanc Records. It was released under the pseudonym Raw and comprises four remixes from LeBlanc's second album Stranger Than Fiction.

Raw (film)

Raw (also titled Grave) is a 2016 French-Belgian film written and directed by Julia Ducournau. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.

Raw (Ra album)

Raw is a 2006 live album by rock band Ra. Songs are taken from their former albums From One, and Duality. "Don't Turn Away" is a newly recorded track and is also included in their 2008 album Black Sun.

Vocalist Sahaj Ticotin broke the record for the longest single note for a male vocalist in a song, having held a high B for 24 seconds during "Skorn". Sahaj overtook the previous record of 20.2 seconds which was held by Morten Harket in his song "Summer Moved On". Ra released an e-card on September 12, 2006, where the song "Don't Turn Away" could be streamed. The entire album of Raw can be downloaded for free on Ra's website.

Raw (TV series)

RAW is an Irish drama television series which was broadcast on RTÉ. The show focuses on the staff at a Dublin restaurant. The first season featured six episodes shown on RTÉ Two in September 2008 and the second season of six episodes was shown on RTÉ One from 10 January 2010. Season 4 broadcasts on RTÉ One from Sunday, 8 January 2012. On 8 August 2012 RTÉ Television confirmed that the show will return for a 5th season on RTÉ One as part of the new season. Season 5 began on RTÉ One on Sunday, 6 January 2013 at 21:30, while also available on RTÉ One+1 at 22:30 and RTÉ Player. The Season 5 finale aired on 10 February 2013 with Charlene McKenna and Damon Gameau departing the series.

In April 2013, it was confirmed by RTÉ Television that Raw had come to an end and will not be renewed for another season. Prior to this announcement both Charlene McKenna and Damon Gameau confirmed that they would not reprise their roles in further seasons. On the week beginning 15 April 2013 the cast and crew were informed of the shows cancellation, some cast members expected the show to return for another season. RTÉ Television is expected to put its existing resources into the critically acclaimed crime drama Love/Hate.

Raw (Hopsin album)

Raw is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Hopsin. The album was released on November 19, 2010, by Funk Volume. On the song ' Sag My Pants' Hopsin disses mainstream rappers Drake, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and Lupe Fiasco. He also disses the widowed wife of Eazy-E, Tomica Wright, vowing that he'll 'make sure no one signs with Ruthless Records again. Despite the release of the previous album, Gazing at the Moonlight, Hopsin considers Raw as his debut album. Upon release it peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

Usage examples of "raw".

Besides the glands, both surfaces of the leaves and the pedicels of the tentacles bear numerous minute papillae, which absorb carbonate of ammonia, an infusion of raw meat, metallic salts, and probably many other substances, but the absorption of matter by these papillae never induces inflection.

After a leaf had been left in a weak infusion of raw meat for 10 hours, the cells of the papillae had evidently absorbed animal matter, for instead of limpid fluid they now contained small aggregated masses of protoplasm, which slowly and incessantly changed their forms.

A raw and overwhelming grief flooded her, and her throat ached with defeat.

But, like Parmenides and Protagoras, Socrates also turned away from scientific observation and concentrated more on what might be achieved by raw thought.

Granny Aching had been wrapped in a woollen blanket, with a tuft of raw wool pinned to it.

Raw Onions contain an acrid volatile oil, sulphur, phosphorus, alkaline earthy salts, phosphoric and acetic acids, with phosphate and citrate of lime, starch, free uncrystallized sugar, and lignine.

Lord Ado looked shriveled, a large bruise on the side of his face, his neck raw and abraded.

And he drew from recollection, the raw enthusiasm of his adolescence, when ideals were a substitute for judgment, life was play, and the future entailed nothing more lively than horse raids and begetting children.

But he is the man I send afield for my raw material, and he has always been able to find for me the mud of the slimiest consistency and most nauseous stench.

We were in great dismay, since there was no agate as raw material at hand.

Raw meat is too powerful a stimulant, and even small bits generally injure, and sometimes kill, the leaves to which they are given: the aggregated masses of protoplasm become dingy or almost colourless, and present an unusual granular appearance, as is likewise the case with leaves which have been immersed in a very strong solution of carbonate of ammonia.

A very strong solution of this salt and rather large bits of raw meat prevent the aggregated masses being well developed.

Behind them, the sage continued his chant, reciting slokas upon slokas, the mantras seeming to change the very texture of the air they breathed, infusing their lungs with raw, pure energy drawn down from the akasa to replace the foul atmosphere of the Bhayanak-van.

Sandi Thiaput at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, had made several measurements of the Martian albedo for another project the previous year and Sandi e-mailed the raw and post-processed data to him.

Empire, two men were drinking raw alk and knocking the shots back with homebrew in a portabar not far from a construction site.