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rasure

[ rey-zher, -sher ]
/ ˈreɪ ʒər, -ʃər /
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noun
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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How to use rasure in a sentence

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

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