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 instruments; novaculite; -- called also {whetstone slate}, and {oilstone}. [1913 Webster]


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