from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rasp for snuff. See the quotation under rappee.
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The tobacco was clearly not for smoking, but for Dingley to operate upon with the snuff-rasp, and so supply herself with snuff -- a luxury, which in those days, was as much enjoyed and as universally used by women as by men.
St.lla, a fine snuff-rasp of ivory, given me by Mrs.St. John for Dingley, and
a fine snuff-rasp of ivory, given me by Mrs.St. John for Dingley, and