My product, if bad, can oft be erased
In plural I'm located below the waist
In olden times I would quench a man's thirst
My travels are short and often reversed

Who/what am I?

Hint 1:

I prefer paper to plastic when paying a bill

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This puzzle may refer to a:

Drawer

My product, if bad, can oft be erased

A sketch or drawing, if not good, may be rubbed out

In plural I'm located below the waist

Drawers are an undergarment - may see Brent Hackers (thanks as usual!) for further discussion

In olden times I would quench a man's thirst

A water drawer pulls water from a well

My travels are short and often reversed

A drawer is a sliding box in a piece of furniture

Hint 1: I prefer paper to plastic when paying a bill

A drawer writes a paper check

The title: Unrefined On The Inside

Drawer includes the word raw

  • Well done! Spot on. – axavio Aug 8 '16 at 16:13

Is it a

Vein

My product, if bad, can oft be erased

Varicose Veins can be "erased" with treatment.

In plural I'm located below the waist

There are veins located below the waist.

In olden times I would quench a man's thirst

A vein of water would be used in olden times to quench ones thirst.

My travels are short and often reversed

Veins within one's body carry blood back to the heart.

  • Good try, and fits a few lines, but this is not the answer I am looking for. There are veins above the waist as well. :) – axavio Aug 6 '16 at 22:56
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    @axavio This is true, but since it didn't say they were exclusively below the waist, I gave it a shot :) – Siyual Aug 6 '16 at 23:00

Could this have something to do with

a keg / kegs?

My product, if bad, can oft be erased

absolutely no clue at all...

In plural I'm located below the waist

Kegs is a British (fairly northern I think) word for shorts or underpants

In olden times I would quench a man's thirst

A keg is for drinking from

My travels are short and often reversed

Well this IS true of the CONTENTS of most kegs...

  • Not what I am looking for. But I do appreciate the lesson on northern British slang! You are half right on that line, btw. – axavio Aug 6 '16 at 23:24
  • I believe it's "kecks" as the British slang for underwear. – Paul Beckingham Aug 7 '16 at 2:02
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    @PaulBeckingham both: kecks and kegs apparently. – Jonathan Allan Aug 7 '16 at 3:32
  • @PaulBeckingham 'Kegs' where I'm from... Never heard anyone use kecks actually... – Brent Hackers Aug 7 '16 at 13:03

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