Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of producing a grain or a grained or fibrous appearance on the surface of a material; the appearance so produced. Specifically— The milling of a coin.
- n. In painting, the act or process of producing an imitation of the color and arrangement of the grain or fibers of wood; the appearance so produced
- n. The act of grinding lithographic stones together with fine sand to give a certain mat or grain to the surface
- n. In leathermaking, the artificial markings on the surface of a skin to imitate morocco and other varieties of leather
- n. In bookbinding, the making of a rough or fine pebbled surface, or a wrinkled or striated surface, on leather used for binding books.
- n. In watch-making, a similar process applied to the surface of movements, etc.
- n. The fork of a tree.
- n. The method or practice of taking fish with grains. See grain.
- n. A cyprinoid fish, Leuciscus lancastriensis, found in England, especially in the Mersey and its tributaries.
- v. present participle of grain.
- n. The practice of imitating woodgrain on a surface in order to increase that surface's aesthetic appeal.
- n. A small European freshwater fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); the dobule or dace.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Indentation; roughening; milling, as on edges of coins.
- n. A process in dressing leather, by which the skin is softened and the grain raised.
- n. Painting or staining, in imitation of the grain of wood, stone, etc.
- n. (Soap Making) The process of separating soap from spent lye, as with salt.
- n. (Zoöl.) A small European fresh-water fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also
dobule, and dace.
- n. a texture like that of wood
“I'm a faux painter and wood graining is the EASIEST thing to do!”
“(Where the entropy of a state is defined by its macroscopic equivalence class under the coarse-graining, which is a perfectly sensible thing to do.)”
“(iii) And, more importantly, it cant handle unstructured coarse-graining, which is the heart of our multi-scale scheme.”
“For one thing it meant that the work at this house would last longer than it would otherwise have done; and it also meant that he would be paid for the extra time he had spent on the drawings, besides having his wages increased -- for he was always paid an extra penny an hour when engaged on special work, such as graining or sign-writing or work of the present kind.”
“Once or twice Owen did some work -- such as graining a door or writing a sign -- for one or other of his fellow workmen who had managed to secure”
“graining," it becomes unmitigated nonsense, -- yes, and worse.”
“Because knowing Lost as well as we do, the chances of them graining it just for the sake of it are slim to none.”
“Coarse graining loses information by reducing the number of variables.”
“I daresay the error is in your level of coarse graining versus that of those who cleave to the aphorism.”
“While it is soaking, you can prepare your “graining” tools.”
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