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  • verb music Present participle of sharp.


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  • It seemed to me for an instant that there was no sound in the bar, that the sharpies stopped sharping and the drunk on the stool stopped burbling away, and it was like just after the conductor taps on his music stand and raises his arms and holds them poised.

    Raymond Chandler, 1953, The Long Goodbye, chapter 13

    September 5, 2009