sharpened


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sharpened - having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil"
pointed - having a point
2.sharpened - made sharp or sharper; "a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly"
sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
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Meantime the master looked to see what the table was properly laid, and took the great knife, wherewith he was going to carve the chickens, and sharpened it on the steps.
They assembled on a certain day to carry out their purpose, and sharpened their horns for the contest.
Hatchets, knives, bayonets, swords, all brought to be sharpened, were all red with it.
The soldiers' swords are sharpened there," said Mr.
And when they cut long stakes, sharpened at their upper ends, and set them at intervals upright in the bottom of the pit, his wonderment but increased, nor was it satisfied with the placing of the light cross-poles over the pit, or the careful arrangement of leaves and earth which completely hid from view the work the black men had performed.
She brings everything to a grindstone,' said Steerforth, and sharpens it, as she has sharpened her own face and figure these years past.
was Joe's unpoetical change of tune, at last, for the keen, open air had mightily sharpened his appetite.
They are bound to think you are on your own, and their shears are all sharpened for the trimming of newcomers like you.
Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favorite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition: when leaning back a moment and bethinking me of Mrs.
The bit of wood which formed this neck was also sharpened at the upper end, and when all was ready Tip put on the pumpkin head, pressing it well down onto the neck, and found that it fitted very well.
The ordinary lion pit with which Tarzan was familiar had stakes imbedded in the bottom, upon whose sharpened points the hapless lion would be impaled, but this pit was not so made.
The baron took an old hunting-knife from a cupboard hard by, and having sharpened it on his boot, made what boys call "an offer" at his throat.