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  • 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
    • adv raspingly in a harsh and grating manner "her voice fell gratingly on our ears"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a "radula," which has thousands of teeth
    • raspingly With a harsh, rasping sound or effect; in a coarse, harsh manner; gratingly; irritatingly; exasperatingly.
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In literature:

It derives its name from the rough rasps or spines with which the bushes are covered.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Father's voice is the first thing that I hear; father's voice, raised and rasping.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
The bark of the fakir rasped the tightening nerves of the town.
"The Court of Boyville" by William Allen White
It is the dissimilarity which rasps and grates.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
As for himself, his nerves were rasped raw.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
There is nothing in the film that rasps like this account of it.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
They continued the rasping noise.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
The clock struck eleven, twelve, one, two, three, each time fretting the nerves of the old man like a rasp.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
We may agree with all he says, and yet wish he had uttered it in a less rasping tone.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
Many men and women, old and young, were far on their way before the sun had softened the rasping air.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
The suave tone of the speaker had clearly begun to rasp his nerves.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
He seized them with a strong and cruel rasp, and tore them pitilessly asunder.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
The man was drenched with perspiration and so nearly exhausted with his suffocating imprisonment, that his voice was rasping and hollow.
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
A loud voice rasped through the silence.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Somewhere upstairs a dull, choking rasp broke the soundless gloom.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
She gave a curious impression of spirit subdued and tearfully rasped, like her face, yet never lacking.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Jerome's feet were bare, and his red rasped ankles showed below his hitching trousers.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Counting sheep jumping over a wall is nothing to compare with waves for soothing rasped nerves.
"The Smiling Hill-Top" by Julia M. Sloane
Suddenly, Malhomme laughed, a dry laugh which almost rasped in his throat.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
Then she heard a window raised with a violent rasp across the yard, and saw her grandmother's night-capped head thrust forth.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In poetry:

Amid the sound of picks to-day,
And shovels rasping on the rail,
A sweet voice came from far away,
From out a gladly greening vale.
"The Cuckoo" by Alexander Anderson
I leap aside, the train roars past,
And all my fancies, worn and sick,
Come slowly back, to die at last
In the sharp raspings of the pick.
"Railway Dreamings" by Alexander Anderson
Bend, as they feel his sudden certain grasp,
Or quiver as he reels,
And slips and slides with sullen grind and rasp
Of sternly-rolling wheels.
"To My Readers" by Alexander Anderson
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

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
In particular, W¨ockel’s Geometrie der Alten (for which we find ads in some copies of the Geometrie) was published by Bauer und Raspe from 1839 up through the 9th edition of 1871, but from the 10th edition of 1874 on was published by Korn.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage
From this data, one can speculate that Friedrich Korn, when taking over the business from Bauer und Raspe, found that there was a renewed demand for von Staudt’s books.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage
Staudt, G. K. C. von, “Beitr¨age zur Geometrie der Lage”, N¨urnberg, Verlag von Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz), in three parts, dated 1856, 1857, 1860, with separate title pages.
Publication history of von Staudt's Geometrie der Lage