Definitions

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

  • noun plural See 5th grain, n., 2 (b).
  • noun plural Pigeon's dung used in tanning. See Grainer. n., 1.

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  • noun Plural form of grain.
  • noun pigeons' dung used in tanning. See grainer.

Etymologies

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Spear sense from Old Norse grein meaning division. (Reference: Ray Parkin, H. M. Bark Endeavour, Miegunyah Press, second edition 2003, ISBN 0-522-85093-6, page 196.)

Examples

  • The distribution of the grains is at first uniform, but it is found that the grains accumulate progressively in the lower layers until a limiting distribution is reached with reversible settling or expansion depending on whether the temperature is lowered or raised.

    Jean Baptiste Perrin - Nobel Lecture

  • Our agriculture, which depends so largely now upon those members of the grass family which we call grains, is the result of accident, not the result of science.

    Northern Nut Growers Association, report of the proceedings at the sixth annual meeting Rochester, New York, September 1 and 2, 1915

  • I don't know that the 300 grains is any better than the 240 grains since mine are almost always pass-through lung shots and deer don't really slow either slug down that much from what I've seen.

    Oops! I dropped my...

  • Yes | No | Report from GregoryS wrote 21 weeks 5 days ago to get what i want in grains and the amount of powder i want to use. but also thanks to the democrates reloading saves me thousands of dollars also

    Why do you reload? Cost savings? Accuracy or both?

  • All Replies from rocky d bashaw wrote 38 weeks 4 days ago depends on what you will use the gun for. i would go with 30-06, the range of bullet grains is so great it will do anything and everything these calibers will do.

    .270 or 25-06

  • I don't know that the 300 grains is any better than the 240 grains since mine are almost always pass-through lung shots and deer don't really slow either slug down that much from what I've seen.

    Oops! I dropped my...

  • Yes | No | Report from GregoryS wrote 21 weeks 5 days ago to get what i want in grains and the amount of powder i want to use. but also thanks to the democrates reloading saves me thousands of dollars also

    Why do you reload? Cost savings? Accuracy or both?

  • In recently researching other folks ills with Hornady Interbonds, I turned up statements that bullet weight varied as much as 7 grains from the same box.

    Bullets Do Odd Things at Different Ranges

  • In addition, extra atoms are often present in grains causing planes of distortion called dislocations.

    Metal Uniform | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • In recently researching other folks ills with Hornady Interbonds, I turned up statements that bullet weight varied as much as 7 grains from the same box.

    Bullets Do Odd Things at Different Ranges

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