a block of fine-grained , usually , for putting the final edge on certain cutting tools by abrasion.
a stone with a fine grain lubricated with oil and used for sharpening cutting tools See also whetstone
noun 1. a large ship specifically designed for transporting crude oil in bulk across the oceans.
[oil-tahyt] /ˈɔɪlˌtaɪt/ adjective 1. constructed to be impervious to : an oiltight bulkhead.
(Isa. 41:19; R.V. marg., “oleaster”), Heb. ‘etz shemen, rendered “olive tree” in 1 Kings 6:23, 31, 32, 33 (R.V., “olive wood”) and “pine branches” in Neh. 8:15 (R.V., “branches of wild olive”), was some tree distinct from the olive. It was probably the oleaster (Eleagnus angustifolius), which grows abundantly in almost all parts of Palestine, […]
noun 1. See under (def 1). [vahr-nish] /ˈvɑr nɪʃ/ noun 1. a preparation consisting of resinous matter, as copal or lac, dissolved in an oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol (spirit varnish) or other volatile liquid. When applied to the surface of wood, metal, etc., it dries and leaves a hard, more or less glossy, […]