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rasure

[rey-zher, -sher]
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noun
  1. an erasure.
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Origin of rasure

< Middle French < Late Latin rāsūra, equivalent to Latin rās(us) (past participle of rādere to scratch, scrape; cf. rasorial, raze) + -ūra -ure
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Historical Examples

  • For like as winter rasure doth alway arase and deface green summer, so fareth it by unstable love in man and woman.

    Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)

    Thomas Malory

  • The King sent to the Lords more peremptoryly, and they, with much grumbling, agreed to the rasure.

    Andrew Marvell

    Augustine Birrell

  • When we began to talk of the Lords, the King sent for us alone, and recommended a rasure of all proceedings.

    Andrew Marvell

    Augustine Birrell