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RaspRasp Rasp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rasped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rasping.] [OF. rasper, F. r[^a]per, to scrape, grate, rasp,
fr. OHG. rasp[=o]n to scrape together, to collect, probably
akin to E. rap. Cf. Rap to snatch.]
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
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. RaspRasp Rasp, n. [OE. raspe, OF. raspe, F. r[^a]pe. See Rasp,
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
2. The raspberry. [Obs.] ``Set sorrel amongst rasps, and the
rasps will be smaller.' --Bacon.
Rasp palm (Bot.), a Brazilian palm tree (Iriartea
exorhiza) which has strong a["e]rial 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
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