The larger materials include gravel of all degrees of coarseness; carbonaceous matter is often an important element.
Among the popular preachers vigour was often blended with coarseness and vulgarity.
He was present at the Marburg conference in 1529, at the Augsburg diet in 1530 and at the signing of the Schmalkald articles in 1537, and took part in other public transactions of importance in the history of the Reformation; that he had an exceptionally large number of personal enemies was due to his vehemence, coarseness and arrogance in controversy.
At the same time this coarseness of taste did not blunt his intellectual sagacity.
The amount of moisture retained depends mainly upon the absorbability of the soil, and as it depends largely on capillary action it varies with the coarseness or fineness of the pores of the soil, being greater for soils which consist of fine particles.