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Word: hone

Definition: sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool


Sentences Containing 'hone'

This spade is sharp as hone can make it; the spademan's feet are shoeless; the thing he stands on will sometimes irresistibly slide away from him, like a sledge.

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