In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Sharpening a European scythe is a combination of hammering (called peening) and honing with a whetstone.
- Unlike oil or water whetstones, a diamond whetstone does not need to be lubricated.
- Other men still worked at the whetstone, or sat polishing their blades.
- In 1964, or about a hundred knives after making his first one, he switched his focus to selling Arkansas whetstones and a year later began selling knives.
- He turned the chair to the desk behind him, picked up a whetstone and a knife, and started to sharpen it.
- She sharpened the meat carving knife on a whetstone.
- Larger whetstones for sharpening iron tools were an important part of everyday equipment and were widely traded, especially since varying degrees of coarseness were required to produce a finely honed edge.
- Knives of all shapes and sizes hung on racks and lay on tables, whetstones handy.
- The work is done purely by hand, and through a series of 10 whetstones, (large lumps of grindstone) the blade is filed down, sharpened, and finished with an elaborate wavy pattern.
- The whetstone would have been a important possession for the woodworker as, without it, he could not have sharpened any of his tools.
- Each morning José Antonio has sharpened his knife against the little whetstone he carries in his pocket.
- He nodded and continued sharpening swords with whetstones.
- The word cos is Latin for whetstone, a stone for sharpening razors and tools.
- While he shortened the distance between them, Dimitri realized Reana had been quietly sitting and sharpening her sword with a whetstone.
- He had a whetstone and cloth in hand with a sword laid across his lap.
- On my enrolment I was issued with chef's overalls, two textbooks (in Chinese) and a personal cleaver, which I was expected to keep razor sharp by frequent visits to the enormous whetstone in the yard.
- This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone, whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.
- I had read enough Indian book reviews to know that reviewers are ustads with blades sharpened on a cruelly efficient whetstone.
- Be this the whetstone of your sword: let grief convert to anger blunt not the heart, enrage it.
- He used a makeshift whetstone to sharpen both blades again.
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