Get the eggs and rasher you spake of, and while you're doin' it I'll thry and amuse myself wid what's before me.
Do you think if I had begged him to eat that rasher of ham he would have touched it?
He soon returned, bearing the same in a fresh cabbage-leaf, where it coyly embraced a rasher of ham.
He was in the middle of his rasher when a shadow fell across his plate.
The rasher of bacon should be served piping hot on a hot silver platter, in crisp, curling slices.
This is where three eggs and a rasher of ham get cut off in their prime.
But the morning air is bound to make one hungry for a hot drink and a rasher of bacon.
I must make shift with the mutton pie and a rasher of bacon.
But now the papers bring hus news as spiles yer mornin' rasher.
I had rasher sail with a whole brigade of patriarchs than suffer so.
"thin slice of bacon or ham," 1590s, of unknown origin. Perhaps from Middle English rash "to cut," variant of rase "to rub, scrape out, erase." However, early lexicographer John Minsheu explained it in 1627 as a piece "rashly or hastily roasted."
late 14c., "nimble, quick, vigorous" (early 14c. as a surname), a Scottish and northern word, perhaps from Old English -ræsc (cf. ligræsc "flash of lightning") or one of its Germanic cognates, from Proto-Germanic *raskuz (cf. Middle Low German rasch, Middle Dutch rasc "quick, swift," German rasch "quick, fast"). Related to Old English horsc "quick-witted." Sense of "reckless, impetuous, heedless of consequences" is attested from c.1500. Related: Rashly; rashness.
"eruption of small red spots on skin," 1709, perhaps from French rache "a sore" (Old French rasche "rash, scurf"), from Vulgar Latin *rasicare "to scrape" (also source of Old Provençal rascar, Spanish rascar "to scrape, scratch," Italian raschina "itch"), from Latin rasus "scraped," past participle of radere "to scrape" (see raze). The connecting notion would be of itching. Figurative sense of "any sudden outbreak or proliferation" first recorded 1820.
A skin eruption.