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quarter grain

noun
  1. the grain appearing in quartersawed wood.
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Origin of quarter grain

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Historical Examples of quarter grain

  • For the pains I prescribed some quarter-grain tablets of sulphate of morphia, and went away.

    The Purple Cloud

    M.P. Shiel


British Dictionary definitions for quarter grain

quarter grain

noun
  1. the grain of quartersawn timber
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