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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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It's very exciting," said Hones, a 5-foot-10 guard for the second-ranked Cardinal (9-1).
The honing gear is mounted on a floating stock to ensure dual flank contact of hone and gear.
Able to mount ANR275-type tooling, the most widely used tools on manual hones, it is aimed at "surfacing" applications, where stock removal is in the range of 0.
Endowed with a lithe and fine-boned body that she technically hones toward perfection, Rebecca Krohn's chameleon stage presence may be her finest asset.
Tomadur, which remanufactures 19 different Ford gasoline engines back to OE specifications for dealerships throughout North America, uses Flex Hone ball-type hones from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) to finish combustion-cylinder bores and chamfers as well as cylinder bores for hydraulic valve lifters.
When the sharpener is pulled firmly across a double-sided blade, it hones both sides of the tool at once.
Hones has introduced a line of Buzzer Fire-Box HT high-temperature oven furnaces, offering large, brick-lined work chambers and rated for 2150F (1177C).
In gunsmithing, diamond plated hones and files can touch up and shape carbide tools, small drills and milling cutters.
Hones and Higbie are now analyzing the data from Solar Max's detector.
It was the play of two dynamic freshmen - Kelsey Hones and Julie Armstrong - who teamed up to provide Oregon with a 2-0 advantage.