Using a rasp, zest the meyer lemon into the bowl and add the chopped herbs, anchovy, capers and a few grinds of black pepper.
Neither combatant said a word, the rasp of their calloused feet on the sand the only sound.
I'll bet money she done it just t' rasp his feelin's—and she sure succeeded.
Then the commander heard the rasp of a wire trawl sweeping over his hull.
Instantly, with a rasp of thunder, it was gone, and the air was stifling.
In the letter just quoted, Rale seems to have done his best to rasp the temper of his New England correspondent.
His throat was like sandpaper and the words came out in a rasp.
Hold the work in such a way that the stroke of the rasp can be seen without moving the pipe.
The rasp of the hand-saw informed him that he had been obeyed.
Rough and hard as a rasp was Jomfru van Loos, and had been all her days till now.
mid-13c., "to scrape," from Middle Dutch raspen and from Old French rasper (Modern French râper) "to grate, rasp," which is perhaps from a West Germanic source (cf. Old English gehrespan) akin to the root of raffle. Vocalic sense is from 1843. Related: Rasped; rasping.
"coarse file," 1540s, from Middle French raspe (Modern French râpe), from Old French rasper "to rasp" (see rasp (v.)).
["RASP - A Language with Operations on Fuzzy Sets", D.D. Djakovic, Comp Langs 13(3):143-148 (1988)].