rasure

[ rey-zher, -sher ]
/ ˈreɪ ʒər, -ʃər /
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noun

an erasure.

Nearby words

  1. rastafarianism,
  2. rastaquouere,
  3. raster,
  4. rastle,
  5. rastus,
  6. rat,
  7. rat cheese,
  8. rat claw foot,
  9. rat fink,
  10. rat guard

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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Examples from the Web for rasure

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

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

    Andrew Marvell|Augustine Birrell