- a spell of work.
- a while: to talk a whet.
Origin of whet
OTHER WORDS FROM whetwhet·ter, nounun·whet·ted, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whetwet, whet
How to use whet in a sentence
With the New Libran Moon on Tuesday, adventure is in the air, whetting your Leo appetite, which has recently been lagging.
Marie, you must know, had learned a good many things, one of which was the unwisdom of whetting the curiosity of a curious woman.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Again he began whetting his forefinger on the leather back of the closed docket book.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
What cared they if in far-off barbaric lands the Goths and Huns were already whetting their steel."Unto Caesar"|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
A very worthy divine, Bishop Hall, has wisely remarked: Recreation to the mind is like whetting to the scythe.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes|Sylvia Sunshine
When whetting the bevel, try to avoid a rocking motion, for this would round the edge.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop|Harris W. Moore