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stropping

See definition of stropping on Dictionary.com
  • as insharpen
  • as inwhet
  • as inedge

synonyms for stropping

  • hone
  • whet
  • acuminate
  • dress
  • edge
  • file
  • grind
  • stroke
  • strop
  • taper
  • make acute
  • make sharp
  • put a point on
  • put an edge on
  • sharp
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antonyms for stropping

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  • blunt
  • dull
  • wallop
  • lose
  • dull
  • thicken
  • center
  • blunt
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How to use stropping in a sentence

Morgan was now operating upon the major's chin; he continued the theme while stropping the skillful razor.
A HISTORY OF PENDENNIS, VOLUME 1WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Draw the blade over the paper obliquely, away from the edge, in the same direction as when stropping it.
SHAVING MADE EASYANONYMOUS
On the contrary, stropping a razor, instead of giving it a thin and flat edge, always has a tendency to produce a rounded one.
SHAVING MADE EASYANONYMOUS
If, however, the razor should require honing, no amount of stropping will put a keen edge on it.
SHAVING MADE EASYANONYMOUS
Make the cuts smooth with a very sharp knife, kept sharp by frequent "stropping.'"
WALNUT GROWING IN OREGONVARIOUS
I wonder, while stropping mine, if any man still lives who uses a moustache cup?
THE PERFECT GENTLEMANRALPH BERGENGREN
Hinton was stropping the vicar's razor with vigour and skill.
THE SMUGGLER'S CAVEGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
We venture to assert, however, that honing a razor is at least as easy as stropping it.
SHAVING MADE EASYANONYMOUS
When it is required you will become aware of it, from the fact that stropping will not sharpen it.
SHAVING MADE EASYANONYMOUS
Again rotate, and continue the stropping until the razor is sharp.
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