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Definition of Whetting

Whetting
Whet Whet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Whetting.] [AS. hwettan; akin to D. wetten, G. wetzen, OHG. wezzen, Icel. hvetja, Sw. v["a]ttja, and AS. hw[ae]t vigorous, brave, OS. hwat, OHG. waz, was, sharp, Icel. hvatr, bold, active, Sw. hvass sharp, Dan. hvas, Goth. hwassaba sharply, and probably to Skr. cud to impel, urge on.] 1. To rub or on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening; to sharpen by attrition; as, to whet a knife. The mower whets his scythe. --Milton. Here roams the wolf, the eagle whets his beak. --Byron. 2. To make sharp, keen, or eager; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite or the courage. Since Cassius first did whet me against C[ae]sar, I have not slept. --Shak. To whet on, To whet forward, to urge on or forward; to instigate. --Shak.

Meaning of Whetting from wikipedia

- The northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) is a small owl native to North America. Saw-whet owls are one of the smallest owl species in North America...
- WHET (97.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a cl****ic country format. Licensed to West Frankfort, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Marion-Carbondale...
- sometimes used to lubricate such stones, the term is based on the word "whet", which means to sharpen a blade, not on the word "wet". The verb nowadays...
- James C. A. Whetter (20 September 1935 – 24 February 2018) was a British historian and politician, noted as a Cornish nationalist and editor of The Cornish...
- Retrieved 7 June 2007. Mitc****, Elvis (9 February 2001). "FILM REVIEW; Whetting That Large Appetite for Second Helpings". The New York Times. Retrieved...
- Developer’s Guide. Python Software Foundation. Retrieved 24 September 2011. "Whetting Your Appetite". The Python Tutorial. Python Software Foundation. Retrieved...
- Celebration of Innovation and Achievement (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2002). K. S. Whetter (2008), Understanding Genre and Medieval Romance, Ashgate, p. 28 N. Davidson...
- Ghanaians as light soup because of its perceived medicinal benefits and whetting aroma. It is widely believed in Ghana that the plant only flourishes in...
- January 2014.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) L****n, Tom (24 April 2008). "Whetting U.S. appetite for Korean TV dramas". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved...
- The unspotted saw-whet owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) is a small owl. It is a resident breeder in the highlands of Central America from southern Mexico south...
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