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[ras-per, rah-sper] /ˈræs pər, ˈrɑ spər/
a person or thing that rasps.
a machine for scraping sugarcane.
Origin of rasper
1715-25; rasp + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Well, the horse I rode was rasper; perhaps you remember him?

  • rasper, devilish, was riding on his back; the Venus—well for him!

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • rasper's fly is waiting for us, and the parson has no manners.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
  • The reverend fox-hunter had never met with such a rasper before.

  • He drew back a little, and a flash of spiteful triumph told him that she had meant this rasper for him.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • Just as the pikes attack is at its height, the rasper suddenly raises his twelve-spined dorsal fin.

  • Cromwell and his tawnies found it a rasper in my vather's time, and Monmouth is like to do the same.'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Splendidly heavy and solid the rasper feels as he lies upon her tongue!

  • Having reached the ditch, which certainly was a rasper, Woodward reined round the animal, who crossed it like a swallow.

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