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Hone vs. Strop

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Honenoun

A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.

Stropnoun

A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honing a razor, in this sense also called razor strop.

Honenoun

A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.

Stropnoun

(British) A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)

Honenoun

A kind of swelling in the cheek.

Stropnoun

(nautical) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

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Honeverb

To sharpen with a hone; to whet.

Stropverb

(obsolete) To strap.

Honeverb

To use a hone to produce a precision bore.

Stropverb

(recorded since 1842; now most used) To hone (a razor) with a strop.

‘One should strop the razor before each shave.’;

Honeverb

To refine or master (a skill).

Stropverb

(computing) To mark a sequence of letters syntactically as having a special property, such as being a keyword, e.g. by enclosing in apostrophes as in 'foo' or writing in uppercase as in FOO.

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Honeverb

To make more acute, intense, or effective.

Stropnoun

A strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3.

Honeverb

To grumble.

Stropnoun

A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

Honeverb

To pine, lament, or long.

Stropverb

To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor.

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Honeverb

To grumble; pine; lament; long.

Stropnoun

a leather strap used to sharpen razors

Honeverb

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

Stropverb

sharpen on a strop;

‘strop razors’;

Honeverb

to render more precise or more effective; as, to hone one's skills.

Honenoun

A kind of swelling in the cheek.

Honenoun

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.

Honenoun

a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors

Honeverb

sharpen with a hone;

‘hone a knife’;

Honeverb

make perfect or complete;

‘perfect your French in Paris!’;

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