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rasp

a coarse file with rows of raised teeth

rasp

[rasp]
(design engineering)
A metallic tool with a rough surface of small points used for shaping and finishing metal, plaster, stone, and wood; designed in a number of useful curved shapes.

rasp

A coarse file having its surface dotted with protruding pointed teeth.

RASP

(language)
["RASP - A Language with Operations on Fuzzy Sets", D.D. Djakovic, Comp Langs 13(3):143-148 (1988)].
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He looked at her as though she were some repulsive animal, and his voice grew more rasping.
It was the stillest silence they had ever known, broken once by a distant lapping, which Peter explained was the wild beasts drinking at the ford, and again by a rasping sound that might have been the branches of trees rubbing together, but he said it was the redskins sharpening their knives.
be careful how you criticise your neighbors," spoke a rasping voice near by.
A man's hot breath fell upon his cheek, a hoarse, rasping voice spoke to him out of the black shadows.
I rolled about in the dry leaves, playing with them and making crooning, rasping noises in my throat.
He had begun to romp with them in a feeble, awkward way, and even to squabble, his little throat vibrating with a queer rasping noise (the forerunner of the growl), as he worked himself into a passion.
AN American Statesman who had twisted the tail of the British Lion until his arms ached was at last rewarded by a sharp, rasping sound.
Behind him, with his toe ever rasping upon the other's heels, there walked a very stern, black-bearded man with a hard eye and a set mouth.
He heard the songs peculiar to busy toilers, a murmur of many workshops, the rasping of files, and the sound of falling hammers.
Then it seemed as though I were being dragged over rasping sands, white and hot in the sun.
I demanded, as that brazen voice came rasping through a second verse.
A rasping voice at his elbow said, with sedate scorn: