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grindstone
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Moby Dick
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  • My jack-knife here needs the grindstone.
  • So once more the sail was shortened, and everything passed nearly as on the previous night; only, the sound of hammers, and the hum of the grindstone was heard till nearly daylight, as the men toiled by lanterns in the complete and careful rigging of the spare boats and sharpening their fresh weapons for the morrow.

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  • Do you have a grindstone to sharpen the knife?
  • The mill had a water-powered grindstone to grind wheat into flour.

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