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Synonyms for grain

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Synonyms for grain

a relatively small granular particle of a substance

the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

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a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

1/7000 pound

dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e

a cereal grass

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the smallest possible unit of anything

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the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric

the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

thoroughly work in

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paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

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form into grains

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become granular

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In fact it goes against the grain for anyone at all to take orders from such a profoundly useless woman as Geordie scrubber Michelle, right.
It would go against the grain to invest from a sitting position." Despite "alterations" to the Queen's spring schedule she plans to complete the full programme.
Even the move to the flat, cool manner that became his signature proved his modernist chops: In the late '50s, when Abstract Expressionism was the house style of serious, progressive American painting, Katz went bravely against the grain, as any good modernist should.
INTERNET old-timer Virgin.net is going against the grain by cutting prices for internet access - instead of shoving them up like its rivals.
Most of the works--by Thomas Demand, Alexander Kluge, Nam June Paik (the sole participant in both "Media Art 2000" and "City Vision"), and twenty-two other artists, architects, filmmakers, and collaborative teams--seemed concerned to go against the grain of the advertising that surrounded them by reinserting a sense of subjective experience (sometimes witty, sometimes melancholy) into the public realm.
I don't care if it's supposed to be ironic and irreverent and I'm going against the grain, but this nonsense is barely deserving of one star, dark or otherwise.
Certainly the material exhibited demands a theoretical organization that would go against the grain, so to speak, of its own thematics, that would historicize rather than reflect uncritically the production of a static postwar cultural universe, that would reintroduce temporality as imperiled - or that would, at the very least, introduce historical nuance or discontinuity into our picture of the last forty years.
The thought of not drinking wine from a bottle that costs pounds 12 goes right against the grain, or should I say grape.
A fable is not the same as a parable, a barroom joke not the same as an exemplum from a pious sermon: from childhood we read Aesop knowingly, against the grain of the text.
The lifestyle it describes doesn't go against the grain, but simply ignores it.
This goes against the grain and the rule should be changed.''
Here, the various permutations of light refracted by glass and water within the glass, and the contrasting shapes of the transparent, carefully brushed containers, are played against Hoch's Modernist tendency to emphasize the flatness of the canvas, tilting up the table and constructing it, against the grain, as a dominating diamond shape, expertly casting shadows against the austere geometry of the beakers and the strange, organic vivacity of two flowers.
There is not even a nod to artists who work against the grain of consensus, or withhold themselves from the "art world," and, as if to absolve himself from charges of bias (which is to say, passion) Sandler stresses that he is only telling us of what turned up; what exercised the denizens of the art world in which he subsists.
That stuff went against the grain of contemporary, "advanced" taste, yet within the context of a decimated art market it made for an ideal chattel.
Neither soothing nor comfortable it always "goes against the grain."