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whet
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
to increase a sense or desire

or more rarely:  to sharpen a knife or other cutting edge
  • Noah, from a box in the kitchen, brought out the bow-bladed butchering knife and whetted it on a worn little carborundum stone.
    Chapter 10 (59% in)

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