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  • adjective Without grain.
  • adjective Free from grainy texture or appearance.


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grain +‎ -less


  • Lyons found means of coating the plates in grainless gelatine, sufficiently isochromatic and very much better than the protein plate.

    Gabriel Lippmann - Nobel Lecture

  • The lighting, texture and ambience are stunning in an almost surreal way that almost looks like grainless ISO 50 film....yet the piece retains a filmic quality about it at the same time.

    Kahn's Exeter Short Film on Vimeo

  • If colors are (at least, partly) objective features of surfaces like their surface spectral reflectances, our visual experiences don't represent colors as such, so we cannot come to conceptualize colors as spectral reflectances on the basis of their “grainless” visual presentations.


  • Going grainless for a day allows the lining to heal and ready itself for another assault the next day.

    Inflammation and intermittent fasting | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • If you google “deep dish pizza quiche”, you can find a good grainless pizza crust.

    A fast food that flies under the radar screen | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The wean was white-skinned as Claire, but with the sickly blue-white cast of skimmed milk, not Claire's pale glow, rich and grainless as the silk-white heartwood of a poplar tree.

    Drums of Autumn

  • He found the cemetery itself all but empty, its trees and grass gone (it occurred to him that there was nothing green in the world; the ground everywhere was a hard, featureless, grainless gray; the sky a luminous white), but its headstones still standing.

    The Complete Stories Vol 1

  • A plate is covered with a sensitive transparent layer that is even and grainless.

    Gabriel Lippmann - Nobel Lecture

  • Love's harvest reaped, the grainless stalk and sheaf --

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • For answer, she gave a scornful glance at the blackened plains, flowerless, grainless, grassless.

    The Way of the Wind


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