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Word: hone

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


Sentences Containing 'hone'

"Behringer University" supplies employees with training resources and E-learning courses to hone their career skills within the company.
1894 saw the formation of the Parish Council of Sutton-at-Hone under the Local Government Act of that year.
As a child, Hunt, from the age of ten, spent much holiday time in the Alps, learning some of the mountaineering skills he would later hone while taking part in several expeditions in the Himalayas while serving in India.
As other scenes of Carey in the latex mini and by the large red hone prop are interspersed, the club scene alters to a poker table, where Ealy reveals three of his card, '556', completing four of the seven digits of Carey phone number.
At that time the Council's area included Sutton-at-Hone, Hawley, Swanley Junction, Swanley Village, Hextable and Crockenhill.
Below Great Falls Dam is a series of rapids with a well-known, constant, retentive "hole" that allows playboaters to hone their whitewater kayaking skills, riding the wave, spinning, rolling and performing other tricks.
During his time in prison he was able to hone his physical strength to a level comparable to the Punisher.
During this time, drummer Rob Minnig and his brother Pat Minnig began to hone their song production and mixing abilities, which would later be reflected on the next album and its b-sides, which the band chose to produce themselves.
He achieved early success collaborating with William Hone in his political satire "The Political House That Jack Built" (1819).
He started to hone Pathan's batting skills, which had up to this point yielded 275 Test runs at 19.64.
In 1955 many parish boundaries were changed dramatically and the Parish was reduced to just Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley.
In addition it provides a diverse platform to hone the students’ talents and skills in sports, cultural and extension activities.
In college, Elling sang in the 70-voice Gustavus Choir, an a cappella choir that performed works from a variety of different composers, allowing him to hone his technical skills.
In former times, when Kent was administered through areas known as lathes, Sutton-at-Hone was a half-lathe.
In the late 1970s the parish was renamed Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley Parish Council to reflect its specific administration area see [http://www.dartford.gov.uk/] St John's Jerusalem.
Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley is a civil parish within the Borough of Dartford in Kent, England.
The ideal society, he says, is one directed towards the realization of "true happiness" (which can be taken to mean philosophical enlightenment) and as such, the ideal philosopher must hone all the necessary arts of rhetoric and poetics to communicate abstract truths to the ordinary people, as well as having achieved enlightenment himself.
The WWF initially declined and sent him to a developmental promotion in Memphis to hone his skills, where he remained for seven weeks.
There are ongoing discussions and debates about the relevance of competitions in lindy hop culture, from criticisms that formal, showcase type events encourage a movement away from the improvised spontaneity and energy of lindy hop as a vernacular dance, to arguments that competitions hone dancing and performance skills.
These are residential academies where the students can hone their skills under the guidance of coaches.
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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