Hone slateSee Polishing slate. - - Hone stone, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See Novaculite.

(Hone), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Honed (hond); p]. pr. & vb. n. Honing.] To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.

(||Ho`mo*tax"i*a) n. [NL.] Same as Homotaxis.

(Ho`mo*tax"i*al Ho`mo*tax"ic) a. (Biol.) Relating to homotaxis.

(||Ho`mo*tax"is) n. [NL., fr. Gr. the same + arrangement.] (Biol.) Similarly in arrangement of parts; — the opposite of heterotaxy.

(Ho"mo*tax`y) n. Same as Homotaxis.

(Ho`mo*ther"mic Ho`mo*ther"mous) a. [Homo- + Gr. heat.] (Physiol.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal; hæmatothermal.

(Ho*mot"o*nous) a. [L. homotonus, Gr. the same + tone.] Of the same tenor or tone; equable; without variation.

(Ho*mot"ro*pal Ho*mot"ro*pous) a. [Gr. the same + turn, fr. to turn: cf. F. homotrope.]

1. Turned in the same direction with something else.

2. (Bot.) Having the radicle of the seed directed towards the hilum.

(Ho"mo*ty`pal) a. (Biol.) Of the same type of structure; pertaining to a homotype; as, homotypal parts.

(Hom"o*type) n. [Homo- + - type.] (Biol.) That which has the same fundamental type of structure with something else; thus, the right arm is the homotype of the right leg; one arm is the homotype of the other, etc. Owen.

(Ho`mo*typ"ic Ho`mo*typ"ic*al) a. (Biol.) Same as Homotypal.

(Ho"mo*ty`py) n. [See Homotype.] (Biol.) A term suggested by Haeckel to be instead of serial homology. See Homotype.

(||Ho*mun"cu*lus) n.; pl. Homunculi [L., dim. of homo man.] A little man; a dwarf; a manikin. Sterne.

(Hond) n. Hand. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hone) v. i. [Etymology uncertain. &radic37.] To pine; to lament; to long. Lamb.

(Hone), n. [Cf. Icel. hun a knob.] A kind of swelling in the cheek.

(Hone), n. [AS. han; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. ça&nsdota, also ço, çi, to sharpen, and E. cone. &radic38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone. Tusser.

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