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  • adj. consisting of fine particles


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  • Muscovado was the product of the final crystallization from the dark mother liquor p. 675; it was brown, small-grained, sticky, and strong-flavored.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Basmati rice is a small-grained rice from India and Pakistan that has a wonderful texture and aromatic flavor basmati translated means “queen of fragrance”.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • She was scarcely curious as to the food, which consisted of some sort of vegetable and meat stew, together with butterless bread, a kind of small-grained corn on the cob, a yellowish root-vegetable not unlike turnips, and large quantities of berries.

    The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix

  • The sand is pure white and small-grained, with fragments of hornblende and mica, the latter varying in abundance as a feeder is near or far away.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • Patua rice is more esteemed in Europe, and is of very superior qualify; it is small-grained, rather long and wiry, and is remarkably white.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Of barley, besides the short-eared and small-grained kind, two others were cultivated, one of which was very scarce, and resembled our present common _H. distichum_.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • The peculiar small-eared and small-grained wheat, already alluded to, was the commonest kind during the Stone period; it lasted down to the Helvetico-Roman age, and then became extinct.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • Barley, which is sturdy, is a great substitute for Arborio rice in risotto, whereas the small-grained amaranth tends to mush out, making it a good porridge grain.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • A few acacia trees grew in different places; we rested at noon under one of them while a cup of coffee was prepared, and then pursued the Wady downwards until, at the end of seven hours, we issued from it into a small plain, which we soon crossed, and at seven hours and a half entered another valley, similar to the former, where I again saw some granite, of the gray, small-grained species [.]

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • Researchers managed to create the rapid heating and cooling needed for small-grained features in the metal by setting off a thermite explosion during the processing step.

    Ars Technica


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