Synonyms for rasping

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On the night of the third day the weather cleared and settled, cold and rasping.

No rasping essences, none of the exterior of blackness and crêpe.

It was brisk and rasping, and the lips through which it passed were curved in scorn.

"I sh'd be sorry if I wasn't," he answered, in swift, rasping accents.

That same line you advised, has got three as rasping fences as I should like to meet with.

A rasping sound, like the filing of a saw, came from the tin roof.

We have a phonograph with a rasping voice that plays from morning to night.

Pavel made a rasping sound when he breathed, and he kept moaning.

“You seem to have made up your mind about me,” went on the rasping voice.

Its futile pretentiousness is the rasping irritation of every hour.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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