With the New Libran Moon on Tuesday, adventure is in the air, whetting your Leo appetite, which has recently been lagging.
The old woman kept letting her smell the food and whetting her appetite.
I fancy it was the parrot at the window, whetting his bill upon his cage-wires.
For while raising hopes and whetting appetites, it does nothing to satisfy them; on the contrary, it does much to disappoint them.
Perhaps you have been whetting your teeth at Easter and Michaelmas?
So happily had he succeeded in whetting her curiosity that she begged—nay, insisted—that he should finish his sentence.
The birds warbled, and the mowers were whetting their scythes in the fields.
Tocktamish poured half a flagon of Chian wine into a tall Venetian beaker and drank it off by way of whetting his appetite.
It is just to your duty, as the mower's whetting to his scythe, to make it for to do his work.
In whetting the points hold the pen at an angle of 12 degrees.
Old English hwettan, from Proto-Germanic *khwatjanan (cf. Old Norse hvetja "to sharpen, encourage," Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wetten, Old High German wezzan, German wetzen "to sharpen," Gothic ga-hvatjan "to sharpen, incite"), from an adjective represented by Old English hwæt "brave, bold," Old Saxon hwat "sharp," from Proto-Germanic *khwataz, from PIE root *qwed- "sharp" (cf. Sanskrit codati "incites," literally "sharpens"). Figurative sense was in Old English.