Rasp vs Gingerly - What's the difference?

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As a noun rasp

is a coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.

As a verb rasp

is to use a rasp.

As an adverb gingerly is

gently; in a delicate or cautious manner.

As an adjective gingerly is

very careful or cautious.

rasp

English

(wikipedia rasp)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file.
  • The sound made by this tool when used, or any similar sound.
  • the rasp of her perpetual cough
  • (obsolete) The raspberry.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Set sorrel amongst rasps , and the rasps will be smaller.
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    Verb

  • To use a rasp.
  • To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
  • To work something with a rasp.
  • to rasp''' wood to make it smooth; to '''rasp bones to powder
  • (figurative) To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language.
  • Some sounds rasp the ear.
    His insults rasped my temper.

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    gingerly

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    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Gently; in a delicate or cautious manner.
  • He placed the glass jar gingerly on the concrete step.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 3 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992) citation , page= , passage=Purchasing a snowplow transforms Homer into a new man. Mr. Burns' laziest employee suddenly becomes an ambitious self-starter who buys ad time on local television at 3:17 A.M (prime viewing hours, Homer gingerly volunteers, for everyone from alcoholics to the unemployable to garden-variety angry loners) and makes a homemade commercial costarring his family.}}

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • very careful or cautious.
  • * 1867 , (Rebecca Harding Davis), Waiting For The Verdict'', chapter 19 “The Valley of the Shadow”, published 1868 in ''The Galaxy magazine, volume 4, page 223:
  • But, ther’s somethin’ in the very look and voice of Jeems Strebling, even in his gingerly walk, that riles all the black drop in me.
  • * 1886 , (Thomas Hardy), (The Mayor of Casterbridge) , :
  • …penetrating cautiously into dark cellars, sallying forth with gingerly tread to the garden, now leaf-strewn by autumn winds…
  • * 2012 , (w), Star Trek: The Next Generation — Cold Equations Book One: Persistence of Memory , chapter 28:
  • Several gingerly taps on her console fired clusters of modified probes into the maelstrom of the gas giant’s atmosphere.

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