Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A knife for taking the hair off skins.
  • noun One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A knife for taking the hair off skins.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining.

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