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Hone (?), v. i. [Cf. F. honger to grumble. √37.] To grumble; pine; lament; long. [Dial.Eng. & Southern U. S.]
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Hone, n. [Cf. Icel. h&ū;n a knob.] A kind of swelling in the cheek.
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Hone, n. [AS. h&ā;n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. ç&ā;&nsdot_;a, also ç&ō;, çi, to sharpen, and E. cone. √38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone. Tusser.
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Hone slateSee Polishing slate. -- Hone stone, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See Novaculite.
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Hone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Honed (h&ō;nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Honing.] 1. To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.
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2. to render more precise or more effective; as, to hone one's skills.