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grain
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 25
1. Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
2. A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
Part of Speech: noun
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
6. The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.
9. A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
10. To yield fruit.
11. To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
12. A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
13. A tine, prong, or fork.
15. An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
16. A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
17. A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
18. The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; - used collectively.
19. 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 .
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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.).
Part of Speech: verb, noun
1. See Groan.
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