• Auger-Bit-File.  Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File.  Three-Square Single-Cut File.  Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File.  Double-Cut File.  Cabinet Wood-Rasp.  File-Card
    Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rasp utter in a grating voice
    • v rasp scrape with a rasp
    • n rasp a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    • n rasp uttering in an irritated tone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a "radula," which has thousands of teeth
    • Rasp 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.
    • Rasp 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.
    • Rasp The raspberry. "Set sorrel amongst rasps , and the rasps will be the smaller."
    • Rasp 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rasp To abrade by rubbing or grating with a coarsely rough instrument; grate, or grate away, with a rasp or something comparable to it.
    • rasp Figuratively, to affect or perform harshly, as if by the use of a rasp; grate upon; utter with a rough and jarring effect: as, to rasp one's feelings; to rasp out a refusal.
    • rasp To rub against something gratingly; produce a rasping effect: as, the vessel rasped against the quay: literally or figuratively.
    • n rasp A coarse form of file, having its surface dotted with separate protruding teeth, formed by the indentations of a pointed punch. In cabinet-rasps, wood-rasps, and farriers' rasps the teeth are cut in lines sloping down from the left- to the right-hand side; in rasps for use in making boot- and shoe-lasts the teeth slope in the opposite way; and rasps for makers of gun-stocks and saddletrees are cut with teeth arrayed in circular lines or in crescent form: sometimes used figuratively.
    • n rasp A machine or large instrument for use in rasping; a rasper.
    • n rasp The radula or odontophore of a mollusk; the lingual ribbon. See cut under radula.
    • n rasp A rasping surface. The steel of a tinder-box.
    • n rasp The rough surface of the tongue of some animals.
    • n rasp The fruit of the common (European) raspberry. See raspberry.
    • rasp To belch; eject wind from the stomach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rasp rasp to rub with a coarse file: to utter in a grating manner
    • v.i Rasp to have a grating effect
    • n Rasp a coarse file
    • adj Rasp exasperating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. rasper, F. râper, to scrape, grate, rasp, fr. OHG. raspōn, to scrape together, to collect, probably akin to E. rap,. Cf. Rap to snatch


In literature:

Three talked of their daughters-in-law, and bitterness rasped their throats.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
If the nerves are diseased, a flute can rasp them as terribly as a file.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
His voice was harsh, high, and rasping as a guinea fowl's.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
The dirty dishes would be piled into large tin tubs with a clatter, and pulled out rasping over the floor.
"Making Both Ends Meet" by Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
Empty, he claimed them, but Richard discerned a rasp in his manner of asking, and laughed at him.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
So that he can indulge himself in the perverse pleasure of the rasp of a hair-shirt.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The words came from a dry throat, and they had a harsh, rasping sound.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I obtained sapotin for the first time by heating dry raspings of the almond with 90 per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
He heard the rasp of the match upon the box, as I struck a light to guide him in his search.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
His voice took on a rasping note.
"The Littlest Rebel" by Edward Peple

In poetry:

And through the trees, the evening breeze
Sings a welcome to greet the light.
Furious and long
Is the rasping song
Of the cricket minstrels of night.
"At the Trysting-Place" by Ozora Stearns Davis
See yonder lad with tethered linnet,
Its frail legs raw from rasping strings!
A carriage comes,--he flings within it
The tortured bird ... to sell its wings!
"Bird Slaughter" by John Lawson Stoddard
Nay—though the rasp of the flesh was so sore,
Faith, that had yearnings far keener than these,
Saw the soft sheen of the Thitherward Shore
Under the shade of the trees.
"The Shade Of The Trees" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The last chord fades.The night is cold and fine.
His master's voice rasps through the grooves' bare groves.
Obediently, in silence like the grave's
He sleeps there on the still-warm gramophone
"The Victor Dog" by James Merrill
Killeadean's my village, and every good's in it;
The rasp and blackberry to set to one's tooth;
And if Raftery stood in the midst of his people,
Old age would go from him, and he'd step to his youth!
"Sojourning and Wandering" by Padraic Colum
Light sneaked beside his bed. The birds
began their insistent questioning
of silence, and the poet's words
prompted by daylight rasped his raw
nerves, and the waking world he saw
was flat with prose and would not sing.
"Critics Nightwatch" by Gwen Harwood

In news:

Then comes the squawking-walking sound of a guitar and Young's wood-rasp whisper.
His voice, a plain-sung rasp, now nearly resembles Woody Guthrie's.
Sea lampreys attach to fish with a suction cup mouth, rasp a hole through the fish's scales and skin, and feed on blood and body fluids.
It begins when a match is struck on a darkened hotel porch, and a soft voice rasps "th' equivocations of the fiend.".
I remember, as a child, learning from my mother how to discern the crest of the tufted titmouse, the rasping chatter of a house wren and the pendent nest of an oriole.
Seger rocks BankAtlantic Center with rapture and rasp .
Rasp 's move adds to a period of transition for one of the industry's leading manufacturers.
MAN OF STEEL' TRAILER LANDS: Superman pumps up the volume — yet all we hear is Kevin Costner's wise rasp.
The violin takes off in swoops and twangs and rasps, a vocabulary beyond what most concertos offer.
Oct 12, 2012 (Weekend Edition Sunday) — In her short time on the scene, Joplin helped define the music of a generation with her bluesy rasp.
Hopkins said Rasp's first punt at Hale went 80 yards and that "I thought for sure he would end up in the NFL".
Nansen said that was where Rasp needed work, particularly on his drop — UW coaches want the entire sequence from snap to punt to occur in two seconds or less.
He's got a large vocabulary of timbres and textures, including screams, shakes, rasps, growls and clucks.
The runners were made of one-inch hardwood cut with a jigsaw, then hand rasped and sanded.
"I am for See-n-clair," he rasps.

In science:

When we assume surface roughness to be hemispheres with radii rasp = 1 nm, the fraction of the area occupied by the asperities is only about 2%.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
Karl Georg Christian von Staudt’s Geometrie der Lage was first published in 1847 by Bauer und Raspe in N¨urnberg, followed by three Hefts of Beitr¨age zur Geometrie der Lage in 1856, 1857, and 1860.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage
The first edition has on the title page Verlag von Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz) 1847.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage
Note that having the title page of the first edition does not guarantee that it is a first edition! I have not made a systematic attempt to study editions of the Beitr¨age, but I have seen copies saying Bauer und Raspe, with dates 1856, 1857, and 1860, presumably first editions, and other copies saying Fr.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage
Looking at other books by the same publishers, one finds that the firm of Bauer und Raspe was active in N¨urnberg from the 1830’s to the early 1870’s, while Korn was active from mid-1870’s to the 1930’s.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage