One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘enamel is rasped off the edges of the horse's teeth’
scrape, file, rub, abrade, grate, sand, sandpaper, scratch, scour
2‘‘What's going on?’ he rasped’
croak, say hoarsely, utter hoarsely, squawk, shrill, caw
3‘her hard, metallic voice rasped his nerves’
grate on, jar on, irritate, irk
get on someone's nerves, set someone's teeth on edge
British informal rub up the wrong way
1‘the rasp of the engine’
grinding, grating, scraping, scrape, scratching, scratch
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