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Synonyms for grating

Synonyms for grating

a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

References in classic literature ?
It was broken by just such a low, harsh, grating sound, as had before attracted the attention of the king and his councillors when the former threw the wine in the face of Trippetta.
He missed me because a lantern was flashed into his eyes through the grating.
Excited voices were still raised overhead; but some sounded distant, yet more distinct, coming through the grating from the garden; and none were voices that we knew.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick was not only an English gentleman and an officer in name, he was also what these implied--a brave man; but when he realized that the sweet picture he had looked upon was but the figment of a dream, and that in reality he still lay where he had fallen at the foot of the grating with a lion standing over him licking his face, the tears sprang to his eyes and ran down his cheeks.
And so, deliberately and without haste, he rose, clinging to the grating for support.
Through the stone grating above, a tropic moon served dimly to illuminate the interior.
Here he heard her fumbling with a key, and presently came the sound of a metal bolt grating against metal.
Whilst Cornelius, debating this point within himself, was building all sorts of castles in the air, and was struggling between hope and fear, the shutter of the grating in the door opened, and Rosa, beaming with joy, and beautiful in her pretty national costume -- but still more beautiful from the grief which for the last five months had blanched her cheeks -- pressed her little face against the wire grating of the window, saying to him, --
Cornelius tenderly stretched out his hands towards her, but they were only able to touch each other with the tips of their fingers through the wire grating.
Away, in front of the house, the distant grating of carriage wheels told of the arrival of Miss Ladd's guests, and of the speedy beginning of the ceremonies of the day.
The postman has just given me a letter for you, through the grating in the gate," she answered.
It seemed to me that I never had heard the town-clock strike before, nor the evening sounds of the village; for we slept with the windows open, which were inside the grating.
He had heard the grating of the ladder on the wall, and I saw the monstrous back of the man raise itself.
prentice groped his way; and stopping at a house from whose defaced and rotten front the rude effigy of a bottle swung to and fro like some gibbeted malefactor, struck thrice upon an iron grating with his foot.
It received such light as it got through a grating of iron bars fashioned like a pretty large window, by means of which it could be always inspected from the gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.