How to use Whetstone in a sentence
Friern Barnet adjoins Finchley on the north and Whetstone on the south, the whole district being residential.
Married with two children, Andrew has lived in Whetstone for 19 years and has an organic allotment at Whetstone Stray.
As Japanese knives have a single bevel, their razor edge can easily be maintained using a whetstone.
Buy a small whetstone to sharpen it when purchasing your knife.
The blade is Teflon coated, can be easily sharpened with a diamond whetstone and will slice through 20mm stems with ease.Advertisement
Likhachev got up, rummaged in his pack, and soon Petya heard the warlike sound of steel on whetstone.
The outer cuticle of Oriental species is so hard that it forms a sharp and durable cutting edge, and it is so siliceous that it can be used as a whetstone.
Robert Recorde in his Whetstone of Witte (1557) uses the variant algeber, while John Dee (1527-1608) affirms that algiebar, and not algebra, is the correct form, and appeals to the authority of the Arabian Avicenna.
The first treatise on algebra written in English was by Robert Recorde, who published his arithmetic in 1552, and his algebra entitled The Whetstone of Witte, which is the second part of Arithmetik, in 1557.
When the latter desired to double the number of the equestrian centuries, Navius opposed him, declaring that it must not be done unless the omens were propitious, and, as a proof of his powers of divination, cut through a whetstone with a razor.Advertisement
Navius's statue with veiled head was afterwards shown in the comitium; the whetstone and razor were buried in the same place, and a puteal placed over them.