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.
(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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... (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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