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whet·stone

 (wĕt′stōn′, hwĕt′-)
n.
A hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools. Also called snakestone.

whetstone

(ˈwɛtˌstəʊn)
n
1. (General Engineering) a stone used for sharpening edged tools, knives, etc
2. (General Engineering) something that sharpens

whet•stone

(ˈʰwɛtˌstoʊn, ˈwɛt-)

n.
a stone for sharpening cutlery or tools by friction.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or kniveswhetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
hone - a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
oilstone - a whetstone for use with oil
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
Translations
حَجَر شَحْذ
slibesten
hiomakivi
brus
brÿni
gresie
osla
brus
biley taşı

whetstone

[ˈwetstəʊn] Npiedra f de amolar, afiladera f

whetstone

hwɛtstəʊn] nmeule f

whetstone

nWetzstein m

whetstone

[ˈwɛtˌstəʊn] ncote f

whet

(wet) past tense, past participle ˈwhetted verb
1. to sharpen (a tool) by rubbing it on a grindstone or whetstone.
2. to make (one's appetite) keen.
ˈwhetstone noun
a stone for sharpening the blades of knives etc.
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Greg Wetstone, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, says: "The renewables sector is really competing on a cost basis and doing so effectively.
Allanson, of Wetstone Lane, in Birkenhead, and his four co-defendants, all of no fixed abode, originally denied the offences after being arrested in the building on May 12.
Pinpoint balance here between Old World and New World personalities: Wetstone earthiness and great acidity underlie tart apricot fruit, lemon/lime, and orange peel, with a lovely hint of jasmine.
27) Gregory Wetstone, A/r Pollution Control Laws in North America and the Problem of Acid Rain and Snow, 10 ESVTL.
pdf (discussing the consensus opinion by Rob Gramlich, senior vice president of public policy for the American Wind Energy Association, Greg Wetstone, vice president for governmental affairs for Terra-Gen Power, and Jon Chase, vice president of government relations at Vestas Americas that the cash grant program is unlikely to be renewed prior to 2012 elections).
Por su parte, a diferencia de las enzimas ALP, LDH y aminotransferasas, la actividad de la CHE serica disminuyo significativamente (p < 0,05) en los pacientes con CG, en especial en los CGCM al comparar con las PS y las EBE, lo cual concuerda con los trabajos iniciales de Wetstone et al.
Both Dignam-Gill, of Wetstone Lane, Birkenhead, and Smith, Edenhurst Avenue, Wallasey, told how they had received the cheques after selling valuables.
If you take your old manufacturing plant that used to sell gears to automakers and convert it to sell gears to wind turbine makers, you're going to have major job growth," says Greg Wetstone, senior director of governmental and public affairs for AWEA.
This report would not have been possible had many of the country's leading environmental and progressive leaders not been courageous enough to open up their thinking up for public scrutiny: Dan Becker, Phil Clapp, Tim Carmichael, Ralph Cavanaugh, Susan Clark, Bernadette Del Chiaro, Shelly Fiddler, Ross Gelbspan, Hal Harvey, David Hawkins, Bracken Hendricks, Roland Hwang, Eric Heitz, Wendy James, Van Jones, Fred Keeley, Lance Lindblom, Elisa Lynch, Jason Mark, Bob Nordhaus, Carl Pope, Josh Reichert, Jeremy Rifkin, Adam Werbach, Greg Wetstone, V.
Such complex microhabitats may provide postlarvae with protection from predators and hydrodynamic pressures (Crisp 1955, Heck & Wetstone 1977, Heck & Orth 1980, Gosselin & Chia 1995).
Locus of control concerning health status and its relationship to chronic illness have been examined using populations facing a variety of chronic illnesses, including MS (Schwartz, 1999), lupus (Pfeiffer & Wetstone, 1988), breast cancer (Krasner, 2004), hypertension and diabetes (Frijling et al.
ROBERT PARKS AND GREGORY WETSTONE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, REWRITING THE RULES: YEAR-END REPORT 2002, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S ASSAULT ON THE ENVIRONMENT (2003) (discussing the many Bush Administration's regulatory rollbacks and repeals of Clinton era regulations).