Whetstone

Whet"stone`

(?), n. [AS. hwetstn.] A piece of stone, natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools.
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The dullness of the fools is the whetstone of the wits.
Shak.
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Diligence is to the understanding as the whetstone to the razor.
South.
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Some whetstones are used dry, others are moistened with water, or lubricated with oil.
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To give the whetstone, to give a premium for extravagance in falsehood. [Obs.]
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