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rasp

 [rasp]
1. a coarse file used in surgery; called also raspatory.
2. to file with such an instrument.

rasp

(rasp)
1. raspatory; a coarse file used in surgery.
2. to file with a rasp.

RASP

Abbreviation for:
resource allocation and service planning

RASP,

rasp

a flat, round-toothed instrument used to débride the surface of hard materials such as teeth, bones, hooves.

bone rasp
for trimming rough ends of bone prior to repair of a fracture. See also putti rasp.
hoof rasp
for fine trimming of hoof while shoeing a horse.
tooth rasp
used for smoothing teeth in horses. See filing teeth.
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Chris Neal then denied Gary Liddle at full stretch on 58 minutes, turning his rasping shot from distance wide.
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Sklamberg sometimes sings in English (the Kushner lyrics), yet his lilting tenor is far more expressive while rasping through the guttural syllables of Yiddish.
Divided into seven sections and set to a rasping score by Pawel Szymanski, the work traces relationships between pairs and trios.
Mornings I surveyed the sparkle, the surface - beads of ebony that moved like water snakes, or sauntered, rasping in one long breath - no beginning or end - a perennial inhaling of light, or exhaling the dark bowels of her depths.
People grappling with spiny lobsters above and under water have gotten an earful of the creatures' harsh rasping sounds.
With no toe shoes worth mentioning and no tidy plot line, Cruel Garden offers instead a homosexual hero moving through a tapestry of dreams to whispered poems and rasping songs.
At the point of victory, a rasping unreturnable forehand from Malisse, Henman stood with slumped shoulders while Felgate sat in stony-faced silence.
This high-pitched rasping of one surface against another occurs frequently in animals, most famously among cicadas, katydids, and crickets but also catfish and, some scientists argue, sea horses.
The scientists grouped insect mouthparts into 34 classes, such as rasping, hooking, and sucking.