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According to Fisher, the second factor in Gruffer mandated that a program be "sufficiently flexible.
The voice might be gruffer for the new track but Matt has being doing his utmost to ensure it's not too rough for his upcoming live gigs, including Clyde 1 Live at Glasgow's SECC on December 13.
for a tough dog; a tougher dog needs a gruffer voice, but it is just as important to use a soft voice for a soft dog.
Very often that role has been done by an older, gruffer character actor," says Friedkin, "but I didn't want a dirty old man playing that part; I wanted a character that was more appealing.
It's still remarkably quiet but you will hear more of the gruffer oil-burner than its petrol sister, though fuel consumption is better with a claimed mixed cycle of 47mpg.
Some of the women liked to act like men, they would speak in gruffer voices on purpose, would dress in suits and curse at each other.
Believe it or not, Clark's voice is gruffer than ever, but no less rich and still brimming with contradictory inflection.
The Focus is no longer the newest kid on the block and this is evident in the fact that the diesel engine feels gruffer now than I remembered it and while the ride is still superb there are rivals that now match it in this regard.
Voice Potentate of firsthand smoke: gruff when riled, gruffer when content.
WORCESTER - He is one of Central Massachusetts' most prominent businessmen, a multimillionaire with a gruff voice and even gruffer personality, who abhors public attention but of late can't seem to avoid it.
A senior or geriatric dog may also be gruffer than a pup deserves.