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sharp·en

 (shär′pən)
tr. & intr.v. sharp·ened, sharp·en·ing, sharp·ens
To make or become sharp or sharper.

sharp′en·er n.

sharpening

(ˈʃɑːpnɪŋ)
n
the act of making the edge of something very thin or of making its end pointedone of several very thin, small pieces of wood produced when one sharpens a pencil
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Cooky's sharpening his knife for Hump," was being whispered about among the sailors, and some of them twitted him about it.
Mugridge menaced with the knife he was sharpening for me.
Whet, whet, whet,--Humphrey Van Weyden sharpening his knife in a ship's galley and trying its edge with his thumb
The Boots and the Broker were sharpening a spade-- Each working the grindstone in turn: But the Beaver went on making lace, and displayed No interest in the concern:
Besides Denisov and Dolokhov (who also led a small party and moved in Denisov's vicinity), the commanders of some large divisions with staffs also knew of this convoy and, as Denisov expressed it, were sharpening their teeth for it.
While I was still hard at work sharpening my faculties and disciplining my energies in this way, an accident befell the doctor, on the possibility of which I had not dared to calculate, even in my most hopeful moments.
But here I'm talking about actual sharpening, and it pays dividends to know the difference between the two.
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Attached to a dental sharpening stone, the OneTen lights up at the proper angle.
This requires sharpening of the instrument in order to regain its optimal cutting edge.
The two fine sharpening rods are designed for polishing the sharpened edge.
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