Hone slate
Hone Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{Hone slate}See {Polishing slate}.

{Hone stone}, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See {Novaculite}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hone — Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hone stone — Hone Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slate — is a fine grained, foliated, , metamorphic rock derived from an original shale type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. The result is a foliated rock in which the foliation may not correspond …   Wikipedia

  • Polishing slate — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing — Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing glass,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing iron — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing snake — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing wheel — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oilstone — Oil stone , n. A variety of hone slate, or whetstone, used for whetting tools when lubricated with oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snakestone — Snake stone , n. 1. A kind of hone slate or whetstone obtained in Scotland. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paleon.) An ammonite; so called from its form, which resembles that of a coiled snake. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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