2017年7月24日 星期一

whet, scalpel, or lancet, sharpen, resharpenable, scalpel-like precision


Kushner separates himself with scalpel-like precision from the known facts about the Russia affair.


Alessandro Penso for The International Herald Tribune
Rome Journal

In a Dying Trade, Rescuing a City’s Blades

Carmine Mainella, who has sharpened knives, scissors and other metal items in Rome since 1955, is one of the last members of a profession on the decline.

Nomura Whets Scalpel for Cutting
Scaling back its ambitions to become a full-service global investment bank, Nomura Holdings is planning a major cost-cutting drive that will likely land heaviest on its money-losing European operations.




The U.K., which is readying its scalpel for aggressive spending cuts, is planning its most sensitive incision into its already stretched military, shaving around 8% off its $59 billion military budget over the next five years . ---

A scalpel, or lancet, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife). Scalpels may be single-use disposable or re-usable, re-usable scalpels can have attached, resharpenable blades or, more commonly, non-attached, replaceable blades. Disposable scalpels usually have a plastic handle with an extensible blade (like a utility knife) and are used once, then the entire instrument discarded. Double-edged scalpels are referred to as "lancets".


Scalpel
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Various scalpels
Classification Cutting tool
Used with Stencil
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whet[whet]

  • 発音記号[hwét | wét]

[動](〜・ted, 〜・ting)(他)
1 ((文))〈刃物などを〉とぐ
whet a knife on a stone
石でナイフをとぐ.
2 〈欲望・興味などを〉そそる, 刺激する((for ...))
whet a person's appetite for ...
…への人の食欲[興味, 欲望]をそそる.
━━[名]
1 とぐこと, 研磨.
2 刺激物;((略式))食欲をそそる物, 食前酒.
3 ((方言))ひと仕事;しばらくの間.
[古英語hwettan(hwtt鋭い+-an不定詞語尾=鋭くする)]

 sharpen



verb

  • 1make or become sharp or sharper: [with object]:she sharpened her pencil [no object]:her tone sharpened
  • 2 (sharpen up or sharpen something up) improve or cause to improve:they’ve got to sharpen up in front of the goal students will sharpen up their reading skills

Derivatives





sharpener

noun




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