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Synonyms for grating

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 ?
say, rather, the rending of her coffin, and the grating of the iron hinges of her prison, and her struggles within the coppered archway of the vault
Athos, when he reached his appointed room, observed through the gratings of his window, walls and roofs; and was told, on inquiry, by Comminges, that he was looking on the back of the pavilion where D'Artagnan was confined.
It seemed as if she were asleep, and yet the grating of the lock would have been likely to waken her.
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.
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.
It was formerly the custom in our village, when a poor debtor came out of jail, for his acquaintances to salute him, looking through their fingers, which were crossed to represent the grating of a jail window, "How do ye do?
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's so late, we gave you up,' returned the voice, as its owner stopped to shut and fasten the grating.
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.
The grating wind sawed rather than blew; and as it sawed, the sawdust whirled about the sawpit.
The man contented himself by briefly replying 'Wisitors;' and taking him by the arm in exactly the same manner as the constable had done the day before, led him, through several winding ways and strong gates, into a passage, where he placed him at a grating and turned upon his heel.