Hone (?), v. i. [Etymology uncertain. √37.]

To pine; to lament; to long. Lamb.


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Hone, n. [Cf. Icel. hUn a knob.]

A kind of swelling in the cheek.


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Hone, n. [AS. hAn; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. çA&nsdot;a, also çO, çi, to sharpen, and E. cone. √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.

Hone slateSee Polishing slate. - - Hone stone, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See Novaculite.


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Hone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Honed (hOnd); p]. pr. & vb. n. Honing.]

To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.


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Hone (?), v. i. [Cf. F. honger to grumble.]

To grumble; pine; lament; long. [Dial.Eng. & Southern U. S.]


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