close-grained
adjective Date: 1754 having a compacted smooth texture; especially having narrow annual rings or small wood elements

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  • close-grained — adj. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small diameter cells. Syn: fine grained. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • close-grained — [ ,klous greınd ] adjective close grained wood is smooth and hard because its fibers are very close together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close-grained — close′ grained′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] adj. (of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • close-grained — adjective dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small diameter cells close grained birch fine grained rock • Syn: ↑fine grained • Similar to: ↑fine …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-grained — smulkiagrūdis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Kurio grūdai smulkūs. atitikmenys: angl. close grained; fine grained rus. мелкозернистый …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • close-grained — adjective close grained wood has a fine natural pattern …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • close-grained — /ˈkloʊs greɪnd/ (say klohs graynd) adjective (of wood) having the grain close or fine in texture …   Australian English dictionary

  • close-grained — /klohs graynd /, adj. (of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Close-grained — Мелкозернистый …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • -grained — [ greınd ] suffix 1. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances such as wood or stone that have a particular arrangement, pattern, or direction of fibers: fine grained rock 2. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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