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  • n. Plural form of hone.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hone.


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  • NEVILLE: But, of course, if indeed Iraq was providing a safe haven for these guys, and of course this also kind of hones in and brings home and drives to the point President Bush's want and need and -- to go ahead and invade Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Dec 14, 2002

  • "Ye had yer chance at bein 'hones' and ye wouldn't take it."

    Tess of the Storm Country

  • Good company, but I wanted to go higher, so I drapt into the Baptis 'rigiment, brave an' hones ', but they spen' too much time a-campin 'in the valley of the still water, an' when on the march, instid of buildin 'bridges to cross dry-shod over rivers an' cricks, they plunge in with their guns stropped to their backs, their powder tied up in their socks in their hats, their shoes tied 'round their necks an' their butcher-knife in their teeth.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • 'em right quick: they was the ones Miss Jane, when she's paintin 'all them sunsets, lef' her paint-box open, an 'one them sunsets got on these here gray britches, Miz Baxter; an' hones'ly, Miz Baxter, he's fixed 'em in a condishum, tryin 'to git that paint out, I don't believe it' ll be no use sendin ''em to the cleaner.

    Seventeen A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William

  • And then yer comes -- and talks about bein 'hones', "the musical voice rose to a cry.

    Tess of the Storm Country

  • "But this here dope I'm startin 'in to cook for you is a straight, reelible, an' hones 'pill.


  • Rodriguez, 24, has reached 103 miles per hour with his fastball and could become a dominating reliever if he hones his control.

    Henry Rodriguez's visa delay should end Tuesday

  • Nova Terra, having escaped the destruction of her homeworld, Tarsonis, trains alongside other gifted terrans and hones her psionic talents at the Ghost Academy.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • He also said his only desire is to be upfront and hones … … and then went on to say his words were misspoken, as if he has turrets and did not mean to say he was in Vietnam.

    CT VFW lays into Blumenthal for fake military claims. | RedState

  • I think he was referring to Rahall and Mollahan in WV. hones

    Marion Berry (D, AR-01) cuts and runs. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState


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