Edith Wharton, of course, writes in such a startlingly sharp and close-grained way about how people live.
A man upon whom continuous sunshine falls is like the earth in August: he becomes parched and dry and hard and close-grained.
The wood of nearly all the species of Diospyros is hard and close-grained.
Wood is light brown and light weight but hard, strong, and close-grained.
Its timber is of some value, being white, tough, and close-grained.
The Lawson Cypress produces a valuable wood, close-grained and strong, yet light.
The close-grained, firm wood, which can be worked with ease, is not highly esteemed.
These old paper-hangings were of very heavy and strong materials, close-grained, firm and durable.
The wood is soft, light, close-grained, light brown and weak.
close-grained wood is, on that account, the best; but theirs are made of the red or swamp spruce-fir tree.