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Edith Wharton, of course, writes in such a startlingly sharp and close-grained way about how people live.

Close-grained grey and yellowish-grey granite, with brown mica.

The wood of apple trees is hard, close-grained and often richly colored, and is suitable for turning or cabinet work.

They were made of ivory, stone, or some close-grained wood, and had the sides numbered from one to six.

A man upon whom continuous sunshine falls is like the earth in August: he becomes parched and dry and hard and close-grained.

He took from a niche a small piece of close-grained marble, about a foot square, and laid it before me.


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On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to close-grained, such as: solid, tight, circumscribed, compact, confined, and confining.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.