aRasanterȧ`zäNt"(Fort) Sweeping; grazing; -- applied to a style of fortification in which the command of the works over each other, and over the country, is kept very low, in order that the shot may more effectually sweep or graze the ground before them.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., p. pr. of raser, to graze
C'est rasant, vous savez.
"Trent's Last Case" by E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley