Friday, January 09, 2004
Definitions for asperity
- Roughness of surface; unevenness.
- Roughness or harshness of sound; a quality that grates upon the ear.
- Roughness of manner; severity; harshness.
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Citations for asperity
The separation wave probes all the rocks in its path, moving forward until it hits another asperity or fault bend, whereupon it abruptly stops.
Many years later, when I was sketching in Rome, a grim-looking Englishwoman came up to me and said with some asperity, "I see you are painting MY view."