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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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"Rasp n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 10 Dec 2018 <>



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