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grindstone
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a  revolving disk-shaped stone used to grind (as when wheat is ground to flour), or used to sharpen or polish (as when sharpening a knife)
  • My jack-knife here needs the grindstone.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (50% in)
grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to sharpen, grind, or polish
  • 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.
    Chapters 133-135 — The Chase—First Day; The Chase—Second Day; The Chase—Third Day (60% in)
grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
There are no more uses of "grindstone" in Moby Dick.

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Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Comprehensive Dictionary (Oxford® US)Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia:  Grindstone for sharpeningWikipedia:  Grindstone/Millstone for grindingPictures — Google Images®