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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a rasp.


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rasp +‎ -like


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  • Crickets and grasshoppers communicate their location and availability to potential mates with sounds made by rubbing the rasplike edges of their hind legs together, while fireflies communicate a similar message by flashes of light.

    How to Speak Dog

  • With efficient rasplike grinders, they consumed a winter diet of coarse dry grass, plus twigs and bark of birches, willows, and larches with as much ease as they did their summer diet of green grasses, sedges, and herbs.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • The mammoth was tearing out swaths of grass, herbs, and sedge with his trunk and stuffing the tough, dry fodder into his mouth to break it down with efficient rasplike grinders.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear


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