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Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.Alfred Polgar
to grain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
- (uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.
- We stored a thousand tons of grain for the winter.
- (countable) A single seed of grain.
- a grain of wheat
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The crops from which grain is harvested.
- The fields were planted with grain.
- (uncountable) A linear texture of a material or surface.
- Cut along the grain of the wood.
- (countable) A single particle of a substance.
- a grain of sand
- a grain of salt
- (uncountable) A very small unit of weight, in England equal to 1/480 of an ounce troy, 0.0648 grams or, to be more exact, 64.79891 milligrams. A carat grain or pearl grain is 1/4 carat or 50 milligrams. The old French grain was 1/9216 livre or 53.11 milligrams, and in the mesures usuelles permitted from 1812 to 1839, with the livre redefined as 500 grams, it was 54.25 milligrams.
- (materials) a region within a material having a single crystal structure or direction
harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops
single seed of grain
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Third person singular
- to feed grain to
- to make granular; to form into grains
- to texture a surface in imitation of the grain of a substance such as wood
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to remove the hair or fat from a skin
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to soften leather
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