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whet
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
to increase a sense or desire

or more rarely:  to sharpen a knife or other cutting edge
  • ...think that justbecause I look like a kid to you the smoke flowed in two jetsfrom his nostrils across his face how old are youI began toshake my hands were on the rail I thought if I hid them hed know whyIll give you until tonight listen buddy whets your name Benjys the natural isnt he Quentinmy mouth said it I didnt say itat allQuentinhe raked the cigarette ash carefully off against the rail he did it slowly and carefully like sharpening aPencilmy hands had quit shakinglisten no good...
    2 — June 2, 1910 (81% in)

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