The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rase \Rase\ (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased (r[=a]zd); p.
pr. & vb. n. Rasing.] [F. raser, LL. rasare to scrape
often, v. freq. fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, shave; cf.
Skr. rad to scratch, gnaw, L. rodere to gnaw. Cf. Raze,
Razee, Razor, Rodent.]
1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.]
Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and
might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone
into his head? --South.
Sometimes his feet rased the surface of the water,
and at others the skylight almost flattened his
2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.]
Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and
branch, out of our mind. --Fuller.
3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to
raze. [In this sense raze is generally used.]
Till Troy were by their brave hands rased,
They would not turn home. --Chapman.
Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete;
graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.
Rasing iron, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from
the seams of a vessel.
Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level;
prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.