grains
Grainer Grain"er (gr[=a]n"[~e]r), n. 1. An infusion of pigeon's dung used by tanners to neutralize the effects of lime and give flexibility to skins; -- called also {grains} and {bate.} [1913 Webster]

2. A knife for taking the hair off skins. [1913 Webster]

3. One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grains — (gr[=a]nz), n. pl. 1. See 5th {Grain}, n., 2 (b) . [1913 Webster] 2. Pigeon s dung used in tanning. See {Grainer.} n., 1. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • grains — greɪn n. cereal; seed; granule; plants producing grain; particle; small portion of; texture, weave v. manufacture grains; crumble into granules; paint in imitation of a grain (such as wood grain) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • grains — /graynz/, n. (often used with a sing. v.) an iron instrument with barbed prongs, for spearing or harpooning fish. [1895 1900; earlier grainse < ON grein branch, division; cf. Sw gren] * * * …   Universalium

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