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- n. Plural form of graining.
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As a matter of practice, people do not choose weird coarse-grainings in which an ice cube melting in water decreases in entropy, although of course they could.
Since we are not such ephemeral fluctuations, there really is a question of why entropy was so low to begin with – or why some coarse grainings are strongly preferred.
- The best grainings of the veneer sheets are selected for the exterior faces which are visible later on.
But, alas, although something suggestive did appear, or so I fancied, the image grew dimmer with each analysis, until, under the higher powers, it disappeared, and the grainings of the card superseded the planet.
That it was built from some wood, one could see by the grainings, but nowhere could one find suture or joint.
There were spotless white dimity curtains round the lattice window; and the little bed, and the walnut of the great chest, and of the doors of the press-bed on which Alfred lay, shone with dark and pale grainings.