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1. whetstone

noun. ['ˈwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈhwɛtˌstoʊn'] a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives.

Synonyms

  • hone
  • stone

Antonyms

  • dull
  • artifact
  • achromatic

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Rhymes with Whetstone

  • acetone
  • baritone
  • blackstone
  • bloodstone
  • bluestone
  • blystone
  • bridgestone
  • brookstone
  • brownstone
  • capstone
  • cherrystone
  • cobblestone
  • cornerstone
  • coverstone
  • curbstone
  • dialtone
  • dialtone
  • executone
  • eyestone
  • featherstone

Sentences with whetstone


1. Noun, singular or mass
Set the heel of the knife on the far side of the slot with the coarsest whetstone.

Quotes about whetstone


1. ... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

2. I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

3. A whetstone, though it cannot cut, may sharpen a knife that will.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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