graining

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Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

graining

  1. present participle of grain

Noun[edit]

graining (countable and uncountable, plural grainings)

  1. The practice of imitating woodgrain on a surface.
  2. Indentation; roughening; milling, as on edges of coins.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
  3. A process in dressing leather, by which the skin is softened and the grain raised.
  4. (soap manufacture) The process of separating soap from spent lye, as with salt.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

graining (plural grainings)

  1. A small European freshwater fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); the dobule or dace.

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