He was a small man with a rasping voice and sharp nose, while the bristling growth about his chin was red and his hair brown.
It was brisk and rasping, and the lips through which it passed were curved in scorn.
A coughing fit broke the rhythm of his rasping breath, and when it was over his breathing was easier.
"I sh'd be sorry if I wasn't," he answered, in swift, rasping accents.
Black Tom sat down with a complacent air, and his rasping voice came from the other side of the glass.
A rasping sound, like the filing of a saw, came from the tin roof.
The rasping of the cover, as he took it off, told her that he was examining the canister.
We have a phonograph with a rasping voice that plays from morning to night.
Suddenly there was the rasping, snaring crackling of a high-voltage spark.
Pavel made a rasping sound when he breathed, and he kept moaning.
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.)).