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  • n  a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    a grain of sand
    a grain of sugar
  • n  foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • n  the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
  • n  a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  • n  1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • n  1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • n  dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  • n  a cereal grass
    wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas
  • n  the smallest possible unit of anything
    there was a grain of truth in what he said
    he does not have a grain of sense
  • n  the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
    saw the board across the grain
  • n  the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
    sand of a fine grain
    a stone of coarse grain
  • v  thoroughly work in
    His hands were grained with dirt
  • v  paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  • v  form into grains
  • v  become granular

  • Minara and her neighbor, Rezina Begum, whose husband is an invalid, are still receiving grain handouts, but these may end by next year.
  • As union protests go, the campaign led by AFL-CIO President George Meany and maritime union chiefs against the latest Soviet purchase of American grain is unusual, to say the least.
  • Some of the recent estimates of Soviet grain requirements are frightening.
News & Articles

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories Of The Day
    GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories Of The Day
    June 13, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • Grain futures mixed in rangebound trade after USDA report - U.S. grain futures were mixed during early U.S. morning hours on Thursday, as investors continued to digest the previous session's U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly report
    June 13, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • Grain News
    St. Paul, MN— CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy grains and foods company and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, and Elburn Cooperative , an integrated grain and ag retail company headquartered in Sycamore, Ill., announced June 13 creation of a joint venture company which will offer agronomy retail products and services.
    June 13, 2013 -

  • Cody Ross in The Associated Press
    We hear speculation, this guy, that guy. It's almost like trade rumors,Marlins outfielder Cody Ross said. "You take it all with a grain of salt. Whoever they put in there can hopefully get us going and get us to be one of those final eight...
  • Kent Desormeaux in International Herald Tribune
    My whole job in that first half-mile was to keep his face clean,Desormeaux said. "There's not a grain of sand on most of his body."
  • Mike Rowe in SYS-CON Media
    Mark is going against the grain on this decision and he knows that. He knows that coming out early is a tremendous challenge for a quarterback and the statistics don't back up that it's easy to be successful in the way that he's going about... Pete Carroll USA Today Jan 15, 2009 43202 59233 grainger The people at Grainger have always known the importance of 'getting it done' for their customers," said Mike Rowe , creator and host of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" and advocate of Grainger's customers. "It's with that same passion and...

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