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hone

(hōn)
1. A sharpening stone.
2. To sharpen the edge of a cutting device.

hone,

v to sharpen.
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Ultimately, he adapted the skills he'd honed as an operator to become a sales and service consultant for computer-aided design software.
Cheery sambas, honed athletic bodies, clinging Pucci-style silks (by Marion Cito), and clean white spaces (by Peter Pabst) add to the contemporary atmosphere.
He honed his craft by sculpting gifts for relatives during the holidays.
But when the hall is arranged for conferences, you have to walk round it at each end, moving from the finely honed first floor balcony in the glass zone back to the side foyers.
Problem: The inside diameter honed surface was too rough to meet specification.
Backing up the company's 93-year commitment to vigorously compete in the Utah market and to provide industry-distinguishing service, Granite Furniture is announcing strategic changes, including the hiring of an interim chief executive officer (CEO), the implementation of a new Granite Furniture branding/advertising program, a honed business focus (including the closing of the Orem store), as well as investments in computing and other systems.