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oilstone

[oil-stohn] /ˈɔɪlˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a block of fine-grained stone, usually oiled, for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion.
Origin of oilstone
1575-1585
1575-85; oil + stone
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  • The face of the regulator is now placed on the ground glass after smearing it with oil and oilstone dust.

  • Jed whistled a few mournful bars and sharpened a chisel on an oilstone.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The handle of the tool should be grasped in the left hand, while its blade rests on a block of wood, or on the oilstone.

    Wood-Carving George Jack
  • Synonyms are honestone, whetstone, oilstone and sharpening stone.

  • This mistake is sometimes made in using the oilstone, by rubbing the tool on both sides instead of on one only.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for oilstone

oilstone

/ˈɔɪlˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a stone with a fine grain lubricated with oil and used for sharpening cutting tools See also whetstone
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