After five minutes the wood is washed, and grained with acetate of iron (the ordinary iron liquor of the dyer) at 20° Tw.
grained letter-paper—gilt-edged—with a favorite perfume in it.
A grained morocco surface is given to the material by passing it between suitably embossed rollers.
The watch had an 18-size 3/4-plate movement with grained nickel finish.
Some seven years ago I varnished a table-top which had been grained.
The fat is saponified, grained and boiled on strength, as previously described.
From the plated door-knob to the grained railing round the garret stairs, he had 'made lies his refuge.'
When thoroughly dry, it is grained again in two or three ways.
No graining of the stone is necessary, and the grained effect can be confined to any portion of the design.
It can be grained in oil or in distemper in both of its forms and in combinations of the two.
early 13c., "scarlet dye made from insects" (late 12c. in surnames), from Old French grain (12c.) "seed, grain, particle, berry, scarlet dye" (see kermes for last sense), from Latin granum "seed, a grain, small kernel" (see corn (n.1)).
As a collective singular meaning "seed of wheat and allied grasses used as food," it is attested from early 14c. Extended from c.1300 to other objects (e.g. salt, sand). As a unit of weight, from 1540s. Used of wood (1560s), from the arrangement of fibers, which resemble seeds. Hence, against the grain (1650), a metaphor from carpentry: cutting across the fibers of the wood is more difficult than cutting along them.
A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united.
The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group.
A relatively small discrete particulate or crystalline mass.
Abbr. gr. A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 0.002286 ounce (0.065 gram).