Whet slate
Whet Whet, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The act of whetting. [1913 Webster]

2. That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer. ``Sips, drams, and whets.'' --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

{Whet slate} (Min.), a variety of slate used for sharpening cutting instruments; novaculite; -- called also {whetstone slate}, and {oilstone}. [1913 Webster]


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  • whet-slate — n. (Min.) Novaculite, whetstone slate, Turkey stone, oil stone, whetstone …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • Whet — Whet, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The act of whetting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer. Sips, drams, and whets. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Whet slate} (Min.), a variety of slate used for sharpening cutting instruments; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whetstone slate — Whet Whet, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The act of whetting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer. Sips, drams, and whets. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Whet slate} (Min.), a variety of slate used for sharpening cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oilstone — Whet Whet, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The act of whetting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer. Sips, drams, and whets. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Whet slate} (Min.), a variety of slate used for sharpening cutting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Novaculite — No*vac u*lite, n. [L. novacula a sharp knife, razor: cf. F. novaculite.] (Min.) A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novaculite — n. Turkey stone, Turkey oil stone, razor stone, whet slate …   New dictionary of synonyms

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