risp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rispa (scratch).

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Verb[edit]

risp (third-person singular simple present risps, present participle risping, simple past and past participle risped)

  1. to rub together, to rasp or grate
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      [] that Greek waste silent but for the risp of the tettix and the wash of listless wind through the spare grass.

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