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In pottery decoration, the roughening of the surface of a pot which may or may not have an applied slip. The roughening may be achieved using fingers, fingernails, twigs, etc., and though it may be pure decoration, in most cases it is probably a device to prevent a greasy pot slipping through the fingers. On some, a grit such as flint may actually be added to the roughened clay to give additional grip.