Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
RASP, n. The fruit or plant of the raspberry, Rubus idaeus (Sc. 1787 J. Elphinston Propriety II. 198). Gen.Sc. and in Eng. dial. Also attrib.; fig. a mole, a mother's mark, a naevus (Per., Fif. 1967).
Sc. 1736 Mrs McLintock Receipts 40:
You make Cherry Wine, Gooseberry wine, Rasp wine, Bramble Berry wine the same way. Slg. 1818 W. Muir Poems 90:
The fruit of the rasp an' the brier. Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 114:
Berry rasps, and berry rowans. Dmf. 1848 Edb. Antiq. Mag. (Nov.) 113:
The “hip” and the “hyndberry”, i.e. the native rasp. Lth. 1853 M. Oliphant Harry Muir xxvii.:
Maggie, my dear, never you mind the rasps — they can stand steady of themsels, and need no prop. Bnff. 1868 Trans. Bnff. Field Club (1939) 52:
I have chirries, Rasps and full peas all up the 4th. [July]. Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr. Duguid 43:
Fugieing the schule to herry nests, . . . or gather ear'nits or rasps in the Craw-wood. Fif. 1900 P. Philosoph. Soc. Gsw. XXXI. 42:
A bramble-mark or rasp, unless on the face, is not objected to, as it is supposed to indicate future wealth. Ags. 1921 A. S. Neill Carroty Broon x.:
In July everyone went to the rasp gathering. Sc. 1963 Scotsman (12 Jan.) Suppl. 4:
The Right and Wrong Way to train Rasps.
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