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Grain

adverb

1) Temper; natural disposition; inclination.

2) A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.

noun

1) A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.

2) The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; -- used collectively.

3) Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.

4) The unit of the English system of weights; -- so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram.

5) A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.

6) The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain.

7) The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.

8) The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.

9) The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.

10) The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.

11) A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.

12) To yield fruit.

13) To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.

14) A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.

15) A tine, prong, or fork.

16) One the branches of a valley or of a river.

17) An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.

18) A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

19) A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.

v. & n.

1) See Groan.

v. t.

1) To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.

2) To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.

3) To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).

Example Sentences for

Grain

1) In joinery , a groove is a slot or trench cut into a member which runs parallel to the Grain
2) After the grinding the state of the solid is changed : the Grain size , the Grain size disposition and the Grain shape
3) If Marguerite had not taken up his time, if the soldiers had had a Grain of intelligence, if…it was a long if,sand Chauvelin stood for a moment quite still, and enrolled thirty odd people in one long, overwhelming anathema.
4) Roasted Grain beverages are common substitutes for coffee
5) The door he built of pieces of the packing-boxes which had held their belongings, nailing one piece upon another, the Grain of contiguous layers running transversely, until he had a solid body some three inches thick and of such great strength that they were both moved to laughter as they gazed upon it.
6) A groove is something else than a dado , which runs across the Grain
7) Its seeds are a type of cereal Grain that people can eat
8) “Everything in this world is sacred, and a Grain of sand can be a bridge to the invisible.”
9) Leavened or fermented dough , made from dry ground Grain cereals or legumes mixed with water and yeast are in use all over the world
10) It can also be used to hold Grain or tools
11) In the 2000s , most Grain mills are powered by electricity
12) It is a deliberately coat-trailing comment, one which cuts against the Grain of the cultural idealism (both then and now) of the social establishment.
13) All the systems of morals which address themselves with a view to their happiness,sas it is calledówhat else are they but suggestions for behaviour adapted to the degree of DANGER from themselves in which the individuals live; recipes for their passions, their good and bad propensities, insofar as such have the Will to Power and would like to play the master; small and great expediencies and elaborations, permeated with the musty odour of old family medicines and old-wife wisdom; all of them grotesque 110 Beyond Good and Evil and absurd in their formóbecause they address themselves to all,sbecause they generalize where generalization is not authorized; all of them speaking unconditionally, and taking themselves unconditionally; all of them flavoured not merely with one Grain of salt, but rather endurable only, and sometimes even seductive, when they are over-spiced and begin to smell dangerously, especially of the other world.í
14) Hulless barley has been investigated for several potential new applications as whole Grain , and for its value-added products
15) Since light reflects from the Grain boundaries -LRB- boundaries between crystallites -RRB- , larger crystals tend to be transparent , while polycrystalline aggregates look like white powders
16) It is a deliberately coat-trailing comment, one which cuts against the Grain of the cultural idealism (both then and now) of the social establishment.
17) The wood is easy to work and the Grain is straight with long , clear sections without knots
18) Ethanol , also known as ethyl alcohol or Grain alcohol , is a flammable , colorless chemical compound , one of the alcohols that is most often found in alcoholic drinks
19) a silo where fermented Grain or hay -LRB- called ensilage or haylage -RRB- is stored
20) In joinery , a groove is a or trench cut into a member which runs parallel to the Grain
21) The Archimedes screw is still in use today for pumping liquids and granulated solids such as coal and Grain
22) The door he built of pieces of the packing-boxes which had held their belongings, nailing one piece upon another, the Grain of contiguous layers running transversely, until he had a solid body some three inches thick and of such great strength that they were both moved to laughter as they gazed upon it.
23) He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold Grain alcohol over the counter.
24) Silt is granular material of a Grain size between sand and clay derived from soil or rock
25) The decisive moment came in 405 BC when Sparta cut off the Grain supply to Athens from the Hellespont
26) He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold Grain alcohol over the counter.
27) The block is cut along the Grain of the wood -LRB- unlike wood engraving where the block is cut in the end-Grain -RRB-
28) All the systems of morals which address themselves with a view to their happiness,sas it is calledówhat else are they but suggestions for behaviour adapted to the degree of DANGER from themselves in which the individuals live; recipes for their passions, their good and bad propensities, insofar as such have the Will to Power and would like to play the master; small and great expediencies and elaborations, permeated with the musty odour of old family medicines and old-wife wisdom; all of them grotesque 110 Beyond Good and Evil and absurd in their formóbecause they address themselves to all,sbecause they generalize where generalization is not authorized; all of them speaking unconditionally, and taking themselves unconditionally; all of them flavoured not merely with one Grain of salt, but rather endurable only, and sometimes even seductive, when they are over-spiced and begin to smell dangerously, especially of the other world.í
29) It suggests that agriculture began in the hilly flanks of the Taurus and Zagros mountains , and that it developed from intensive focused Grain gathering in the region
30) For process engineering , several factors are important : magnification of the surface area of the solid ; manufacturing of solid with wanted Grain size ; and the material to the desired state