- (of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings.
Origin of close-grained
First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for close-grained
Edith Wharton, of course, writes in such a startlingly sharp and close-grained way about how people live.How I Write: Meg Wolitzer
March 26, 2014
Flesh white, zoned or marked with yellow, close-grained and sugary.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
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.
Wood not as hard as rock maple, but strong, close-grained and brittle.
The fracture, close-grained, is that of steel or bell metal.
- (of wood) dense or compact in texture
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