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hone

1. a fine whetstone, esp for sharpening razors
2. a tool consisting of a number of fine abrasive slips held in a machine head, rotated and reciprocated to impart a smooth finish to cylinder bores, etc.

hone

[hōn]
(materials)
A fine-grit stone that is used for sharpening a cutting tool.
(mechanical engineering)
A machine for honing that consists of a holding device containing several oblong stones arranged in a circular pattern.

oilstone

A fine-grained stone used to impart a sharp edge on tools; oil is used to lubricate the rubbing surface.
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Granite's honed focus includes continuing to service Sugar House, Layton and West Jordan, with the Orem location set to remain open through April 2004.
The chief difference between a lapped and honed bore is the direction of the finish lines in the bore.
Honed countertops such as Chelsea Kitchen's acid etched countertops, have a more natural, warm finish that blend ideally into contemporary homes.
The length of the hole that can be honed may be anything from 1/2" to 6" or 8" on smaller machines and up to 24" on larger machines.
The Senator honed in on his opponent's inconsistent stand on.
No doubt his narration has been honed over the years.