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  • grainless — ˈgrānlə̇s adjective : having no grain a grainless wood finish grainless ear of corn …   Useful english dictionary

  • grainless — grain ► NOUN 1) wheat or other cultivated cereal used as food. 2) a single seed or fruit of a cereal. 3) a small, hard particle of a substance such as sand. 4) the smallest unit of weight in the troy and avoirdupois systems, equal to 1 / 5760 of… …   English terms dictionary

  • grainless — grain·less …   English syllables

  • Grainless plate — Незернёная формная пластина …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Abrasive — An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface …   Wikipedia

  • grain — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, partly from Anglo French grain cereal grain, from Latin granum; partly from Anglo French graine seed, kermes, from Latin grana, plural of granum more at corn Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) obsolete a single small… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Collodion — is a flammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin (a.k.a. nitrocellulose , cellulose nitrate , flash paper , and gun cotton ) in ether and alcohol. There are two basic types; flexible and non flexible. The flexible type is often used as a surgical… …   Wikipedia

  • Lippmann plate — The Lippmann plate was an early form of colour photography developed in 1891 by Gabriel Lippmann, a physicist. Lippmann won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1908 for its development.A glass plate is coated with transparent and grainless silver… …   Wikipedia

  • buff — buff1 buffability, n. buffable, adj. /buf/, n. 1. a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc. 2. a brownish yellow color; tan.… …   Universalium

  • grain — grainer, n. grainless, adj. /grayn/, n. 1. a small, hard seed, esp. the seed of a food plant such as wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, or millet. 2. the gathered seed of food plants, esp. of cereal plants. 3. such plants collectively. 4. any small,… …   Universalium

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