When Veep returned Sunday night, its sharp-tongued writing was honed to a perfect razor edge.
Memorization was an art that could be honed using geometric patterns, imaginary structures and landscapes.
And while I have never written ad copy, I find it hard to imagine that ones ability to do so is honed by writing term papers.
"whetstone," Old English han "stone, rock, (boundary) stone," in Middle English "whetstone" (early 14c.), from Proto-Germanic *haino (cf. Old Norse hein "hone"). The verb is 1788, from the noun. Related: Honed; honing.