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rasp

1. To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder.

2. Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper.

Origin: OF. Rasper, F. Raper, to scrape, grate, rasp, fr. OHG. Raspon to scrape together, to collect, probably akin to E. Rap. Cf. Rap to snatch.

1. A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.

2. The raspberry. Set sorrel amongst rasps, and the rasps will be smaller.

(Science: botany) Rasp palm, a Brazilian palm tree (Iriartea exorhiza) which has strong aerial roots like a screw pine. The roots have a hard, rough surface, and are used by the natives for graters and rasps, whence the common name.

Origin: OE. Raspe, OF. Raspe, F. Rape. See Rasp.


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The man is the same as hundreds of millions of years ago

... (90 degrees) has been formed. Simultaneously with the reasonable person, there were also more primitive forms of people. The trace of a steel rasp testifies to it on a brain of the savage killed by the person. In the course of studying of the bitten subjects the trace of thorns which corresponds ...

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