EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HONE
English name for a stone appears in Hone, now used only of a whetstone.
After the trials, it is manifest that Hone was to be unassailed, do what he might.
When Hone was held to bail it was seen that a crisis was at hand.
They are published by Hone himself, who I should have said was a publisher as well as was to be.
The knife should be sharpened from time to time on the stone or hone.
Dunstan's speech is quoted in full by Hone from an old broadside.
Hone had for Lamb's genius and character an intense enthusiasm.
The most important of these trials was that of Mr. Hone's trial.
Hone essayed the various branches of art with varying success.
A hone should be close at hand to keep a good edge to the knife.
"whetstone," Old English han "stone, rock, (boundary) stone," in Middle English "whetstone" (early 14c.), from Proto-Germanic *haino (cf. Old Norse hein "hone"). The verb is 1788, from the noun. Related: Honed; honing.