Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In leather manufacturing, a special kind of graining, in which an artificially roughened or indented surface on the grain side of leather is produced by working upon that side with a roller having a pattern which is the reverse of the pattern to be impressed on the leather. The term is properly restricted to the act of producing an irregular pattern, such as would be produced by pressing irregularly distributed minute pebbles upon the leather: whence the name. A pattern consisting of straight or approximately straight lines is called a straight-grained pattern, and the leather would be called
Straight-grained. The term graining includes pebbling, which is but a special kind of graining, of which glassing or glazing is still another variety.
“He says he learned how to make curling ice — a process known as pebbling because it involves forming small bumps on the surface — by apprenticing for six years in Canada.”
“This room is an ante - chamber of your own pebbling brain matter.”
“The long bones of its arms shattered, pebbling its hairless skin outward with thousands of fragments sent flying by the force of the break.”
“She presses her body into him again, feels her nipples pebbling against his chest and is sure from the sound he makes he can also feel it through the thin material of his dress shirt.”
“Her suddenly pebbling nipples, the now aching apex of her thighs.”
“Well, particularly, they peddle the absolute blather and pebbling (ph) that things are just ducky.”
“My mother holds my face up to the light, turns it, sighing at the pimples pebbling my cheek.”
“Will you be my wife, Helen Huddleson?' the sweat drops pebbling his brow as he anxiously awaited her reply.”
“They came to life, pebbling hard under the contact, becoming sensitive.”
“Oh, yes, " she said, and though the sun was warm on her back, she shivered, gooseflesh pebbling her forearms.”
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