raspings

rasping

[ras-ping, rah-sping]
adjective
1.
harsh; grating: a rasping voice.
noun
2.
a minute piece removed by rasping: raspings of sawed wood.
3.
raspings, dry bread crumbs.

Origin:
1650–60; rasp + -ing2, -ing1

raspingly, adverb
raspingness, noun
unrasping, adjective
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rasping or raspy (ˈrɑːspɪŋ, ˈrɑːspɪ)
 
adj
(esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
 
raspy or raspy
 
adj

raspings (ˈrɑːspɪŋz)
 
pl n
browned breadcrumbs for coating fish and other foods before frying, baking, etc

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rasp
c.1300, "to scrape," from M.Du. raspen, O.Fr. rasper "to grate, rasp," from a W.Gmc. source (cf. O.E. gehrespan) akin to the root of raffle (q.v.). Vocalic sense is from 1843. The noun meaning "coarse file" is from 1540s, from M.Fr. raspe, from O.Fr. rasper "to rasp."
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