“I just cannot conceive of the thought of this guy being the president,” Dornan rasped at me.
“ Never forget,” rasped the 37th president to his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger.
He motioned me closer, rasped into my ear, "Did you bring a joint?"
And Mr. Belcher laughed a brutal laugh that rasped Mrs. Dillingham's sensibilities almost beyond endurance.
He lifted her on his knee, and rasped her tongue with his handkerchief.
Adjusting the guitar, with stiff fingers he rasped the strings which gave out a sound, thin as though withered by extreme age.
These attempts were only too apparent to her and rasped her soul the more.
He rasped a curse on the human and resumed his patient work, chipping a spearhead for what puny help it could give him.
"As do all you mortals—who finally have to lie in them," he rasped.
Truss the birds, and stuff them with chopped truffles and rasped bacon, seasoned with salt and pepper and a tiny dust of cayenne.
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.)).