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1. A coarse file with sharp, pointed projections.
2. The act of filing with a rasp.
3. A harsh grating sound.
v. rasped, rasp·ing, rasps
1. To file or scrape with a rasp.
2. To utter in a grating voice.
3. To grate on (nerves or feelings).
1. To scrape harshly; grate.
2. To make a harsh, grating sound.

[Old French raspe, from rasper, to rasp, of Germanic origin. V., Middle English raspen, from Middle Dutch raspen, from Old French rasper.]

rasp′er n.
rasp′ing·ly adv.
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(ˈræs pər, ˈrɑ spər)

1. a person or thing that rasps.
2. a machine for scraping sugarcane.
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n (Tech) → Raspel f, → Grobfeile f; (Cook) → Raspel f, → Reibeisen nt
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Mew says the cat, Quack quack says the duck, and Bow-wow-wow says the dog." I couldn't tell you how it come into my head or where from, but it had so much the sound of a rasper that I own to you it astonished myself.
The leveller came in the 73rd minute following a Macaskill rasper that was fingered over the bar by the goalie.
Griezmann turned supplier as he set up Arturo Vidal to rifle into the roof of the net but Betis had the last word when Loren Moron's 25-yard rasper found the top bag.
AndShanklandrounded it off for the defending champs in the 90th minute with a rasper.
O'Reilly bagged her second goal after sending a rasper to the roof of the net from outside the 13m line.
Hearts went on to succumb to a 1-0 defeat, courtesy of Stuart Findlay's late rasper, slamming a super strike beyond Zdenek Zlamal after the Jambos had failed to deal with a Killie corner.
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A brace from captain Sunil Chhetri in his 100th International match and a rasper from fellow striker Jeje Lalpekhlua had settled the issue for India on the day.
Swindon pressed forward as the substitution to return the visitors to a full complement was delayed and Bonham had to tip a rasper from Taylor over the bar as he went for glory from just outside the box.
Extra time brought few clear chances, Forbes going closest for the Lilywhites and Davies hitting another rasper just wide for the Seasiders.