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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A knife for taking the hair off skins.
  • n. An infusion of pigeon's dung used by tanners to neutralize the effects of lime and give flexibility to skins; -- called also grains and bate.
  • n. One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An infusion of pigeon's dung used by tanners to neutralize the effects of lime and give flexibility to skins; -- called also grains and bate.
  • n. A knife for taking the hair off skins.
  • n. One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood.
  • n. The peculiar brush or toothed instrument which a painter employs in graining. Also called graining-tool.
  • n. A lixivium obtained by infusing pigeons' dung in water, used by tanners to give flexibility to skins.
  • n. A knife used by tanners and skinners for taking the hair off of skins.
  • n. A gamer.
  • n. I n salt-making, a pan in which granulated salt is formed by rapid crystallization under the action of solar heat.

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