as gruff as a bear
a gruff voice.
a gruff reply.
A gruff voice.
A gruff reply.
The characteristically deep,gruff bark of a dog.
Her answer was gruff,but her eyes twinkled.
Although he has a gruff manner,he is really very kind.
Pardon me if I sound gruff;I've not a frog in my throat this morning?
"What's wrong with Tiny,Doc"He asked in a gruff voice.