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  • the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
    • breadfruit has the same texture as bread
    • sand of a fine grain
    • fish with a delicate flavor and texture
    • a stone of coarse grain
  • the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
    • saw the board across the grain
  • the smallest possible unit of anything
    • there was a grain of truth in what he said
    • he does not have a grain of sense
  • a cereal grass
    • wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas
  • dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  • 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  • the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
  • foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • become granular
  • form into grains
  • paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  • thoroughly work in
    • His hands were grained with dirt
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