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hone for someone or something

Rur. to long for someone or something. Tom: What's wrong with Jane? Mary: She's honing for her sweetheart. Jimmy was honing for the red bicycle in the toy store window.
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hone in

1. To advance toward some target, goal, or desired state: The police are honing in on the location of the gang. We don't have the answer yet, but by working together we're definitely honing in.
2. To direct one's attention; focus: The lawyer honed in on the discrepancies in my testimony.
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It was devastating," said Hones, who was granted a medical redshirt for 2008-09.
Few players understand better than Hones what it takes to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The final step is honing, often with a manually stroked, homemade hone of some kind.
If a part comes off a hone just a little too small, you can re-run it, while that's almost impossible with ID grinding," Young said.
Some stock is intentionally left in the bore so that final ID size and finish can be set on a hone.
And when it comes to the cleaning, surfacing, deburring, and edge-blending of critical metal surfaces, one of the most useful and efficient tools available is the ball-style hone.
The ball-style hone is a specialized abrasive that is recognizable by the usually small, abrasive globules mounted to nylon filaments.
Diamond-coated hones and needle files are excellent items to stock in your retail department.
How often have you wished for a hand hone that would cut faster than conventional stones?
Hones, out of Southridge High School in Beaverton, was 10 yards clear of the nearest defender, and all she needed was one dribble before finding the back of the net for her first career goal, giving Oregon a 1-0 lead six minutes into the match.
Stoltenberg and Hones were playing catch just inside the box when Hones finally worked free for a shot, which forced Loyola Marymount goalie Allyssa Clark to the ground as she made a diving save.
Ball-style hones are recognizable by their unique appearance: small, abrasive globules that are permanently mounted to flexible filaments.
To allow for adequate chip clearance and contact pressure between hone and part, superhones should be 1/2 to 1/4 the width of conventional hones they replaced.