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Meaning of "oilstone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OILSTONE

oilstone  [ˈɔɪlˌstəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OILSTONE

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Oilstone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OILSTONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oilstone

Sharpening stone

Sharpening stones, water stones or whetstones are used to grind and hone the edges of steel tools and implements. Examples of items that may be sharpened with a sharpening stone include scissors, scythes, knives, razors and tools such as chisels, hand scrapers and plane blades. Though it is sometimes mistaken as a reference to the water often used to lubricate such stones, the word "whetstone" is a compound word formed with the word "whet", which means to sharpen a blade, not the word "wet". The process of using a sharpening stone is called stoning. Sharpening stones come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and material compositions. Stones may be flat, for working flat edges, or shaped for more complex edges, such as those associated with some wood carving or woodturning tools. They may be composed of natural quarried material, or from man-made material. Stones are usually available in various grades, which refers to the grit size of the particles in the stone. Generally, the finer the grit, the denser the material, which leads to a finer finish of the surface of the tool. Finer grits cut more slowly because they remove less material.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OILSTONE


bilestone
ˈbaɪlˌstəʊn
Blackstone
ˈblækˌstəʊn
cobblestone
ˈkɒbəlˌstəʊn
cornerstone
ˈkɔːnəˌstəʊn
eaglestone
ˈiːɡəlˌstəʊn
felstone
ˈfɛlˌstəʊn
firestone
ˈfaɪəˌstəʊn
gallstone
ˈɡɔːlˌstəʊn
gemstone
ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn
hailstone
ˈheɪlˌstəʊn
hearthstone
ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn
keystone
ˈkiːˌstəʊn
limestone
ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn
marlstone
ˈmɑːlˌstəʊn
milestone
ˈmaɪlˌstəʊn
millstone
ˈmɪlˌstəʊn
rhinestone
ˈraɪnˌstəʊn
sandstone
ˈsændˌstəʊn
staddlestone
ˈstædəlˌstəʊn
Yellowstone
ˈjɛləʊˌstəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OILSTONE

oilfired
oilgas
oilhole
oilier
oiliest
oilily
oiliness
oilman
oilmen
oilnut
oilpan
oilpaper
oilproof
oilseed
oilskin
oilskins
oiltight
oilway
oily
oily fish

WORDS THAT END LIKE OILSTONE

birthstone
bluestone
brownstone
capstone
Ecclestone
Folkestone
Gladstone
gravestone
greystone
histone
kill two birds with one stone
Livingstone
lodestone
Maidstone
moonstone
rolling stone
Rosetta stone
stepping stone
stone
tone
touchstone

Synonyms and antonyms of oilstone in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oilstone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OILSTONE

Find out the translation of oilstone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oilstone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oilstone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oilstone
570 millions of speakers

English

oilstone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oilstone
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

oilstone
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oilstone
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oilstone
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oilstone
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pierre à huile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Batu karang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölstein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油砥石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오일 스톤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oilstone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đá mài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oilstone
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल स्टोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bileği taşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oilstone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oilstone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oilstone
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oilstone
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oilstone
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oliesteen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oilstone
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oilstone
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oilstone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OILSTONE»

The term «oilstone» is normally little used and occupies the 135.774 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OILSTONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oilstone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OILSTONE»

Discover the use of oilstone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oilstone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Popular Mechanics
by Kenneth Wells The oilstone holder shown above looks like an ordinary box used to house and protect an oilstone. Inside, it's another story. The box houses a simple pump in the base that ejects just the right amount of oil onto the stone ...
2
Popular Science
How to Give the Proper Care to Oilstones TIKE many other things, an oilstone I ^ can be ruined by wrong treatment and lack of care. There are three objects to be attained in taking good care of an oilstone: First, to retain the original life and ...
3
Creative Bird Carving
Chisels: Whet the 12' to 15' bevel in a circular or “8" shaped movement on a flat India oilstone, till :1 fine bur (wire edge) has turned up. The other side of the chisel with the blade almost fiat, should be rubbed on the oilstone till a short bevel can ...
William I. Tawes, 2001
4
Popular Science
After an oilstone has been used for some length of time, it is apt to become hollowed out in the middle. Check your own stone by holding it before a light and laying the edge of a square along it. Any hollowing will be seen readily. The surface ...
5
Turning and Mechanical Manipulation ...
When the iron is required to be very flat, as for the finishing planes, the surface of the oilstone should be kept quite level, and the blade must be held at one constant angle ; but when it is required to be round on the edge, a slight roll of the  ...
Charles Holtzapffel, 1856
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Turning and mechanical manipulation, by C. Holtzapffel
See Hone Slates, article 1. OILSTONE. — The Turkey Oilstone can hardly be considered as a hone slate, having nothing of a lamellar or schistose appearance. As a whetstone, it surpasses every other known substance, and possessed, in an ...
Charles Holtzapffel, John Jacob Holtzapffel, 1850
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Popular Science
Oilstone. Ends. Sharpening. Chores. Drill the shaft hole for the 3'/t" gear at the center of the block. Check gear mesh and lay out the other. NO.3 FLATUEAD OILSTONE TABLED MACW. SCREW Few dimensions are critical. THIS may seem like ...
8
Woodwork Theory
As the bevel of the firmer gouge is on the outside it can be ground on the grindstone and sharpened on the oilstone. While this is being done the gouge must be moved round to cover all the cutting edge. The wire is removed from the inside ...
P. F. Lye, 2000
9
Popular Woodworking - Complete Book of Tips, Tricks & Techniques
This will set the tool so only a small part of the cutting bevel will get honed. This speeds your sharpening greatly. Start honing with a 1,000- grit waterstone, soft Arkansas oilstone or 320-grit sandpaper. I use the 1,000-grit Norton water- stone.
Popular Woodworking, 2004
10
The Handyman's Guide: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques
Sometimes it is required to cut an oilstone into pieces, and this may be done by rubbing across ittheedge of a sheet ofsoftironor mildsteel, using sand and water asrequired.Or instead, apieceofhoop iron(such as that used on casks) may foe ...
Paul N. Hasluck, 2013

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OILSTONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oilstone is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jekyll's Kitchen, Chagrin Falls landmark destroyed by fire in 2013 …
The original stone foundation, the footprint of the 1850's era Deerlick Oilstone Building, remains. Reconstruction of the base building was done ... «cleveland.com, May 15»
2
CCAB Announces 2015 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Inductee …
He also sits as a Director of the Fort McKay Group of Companies and as a Director of Oilstone Energy Services, based in the USA. A member of ... «Canada NewsWire, Jan 15»
3
Sunday DIY: You're on the case
Every home handyman, builder and cabinetmaker should have a case to protect their tool-sharpening oilstone.Every home handyman, builder ... «New Zealand Herald, Nov 13»
4
Sunday DIY: Work fat cat's tail off
Sunday DIY: So berry nice · A timber case protects a fragile tool and knife-sharpening oilstone from being chipped or ... «New Zealand Herald, Nov 13»
5
Fire devastates Jekyll's Kitchen in Chagrin Falls, shuttering a dining …
... Jekyll's Kitchen – and before that, Blake's Seafood Kitchen – invested intelligently in transforming the 1850's era Deerlick Oilstone Building. «Plain Dealer, Oct 13»
6
Tooling up for spring
For small tools such as pruners, use an oilstone designed for sharpening knives — or have it done by a pro. Now you're all ready to go, except ... «Washington Post, Mar 13»
7
Basic Grinding 101
Ordinarily, a chisel or plane iron needs little more than an occasional honing on a water- or oilstone – unless, of course, it's been abused. A nick or other ... «BobVila.com, Dec 11»
8
Sharpen your tools for fall
Start by putting a few drops of oil on the oilstone and lay the blade so the beveled edge is flat on the stone. Move the blade back and forth ... «OregonLive.com, Oct 11»

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