Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

A fine - grained stone for whetting edged tools.

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Usage examples "whetstone":

  1. The guards returned and brought me all my properties, the whetstone and lamp excepted. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. It rained a little during the forenoon, and, as we expected a wetting, we stopped early and dined just above Whetstone Falls, about a dozen miles below Hunt's. - "Canoeing in the wilderness", Henry David Thoreau.
  3. Tad sat at the table, working expertly with a whetstone as he put a razor edge back on his knife. - "The Lost Wagon", James Arthur Kjelgaard.