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Close-grained grey and yellowish-grey granite, with brown mica.
Fine-grained quartzose sandstone, of a purplish hue, resembling a rock on the banks of the Severn, near Bridgenorth.
Very compact and fine-grained reddish granular quartz, with a glistening lustre, and flat conchoidal fracture.
The wood of apple trees is hard, close-grained and often richly colored, and is suitable for turning or cabinet work.
One of the latter struck my knee with force enough to wound the bone without penetrating the grained-leather boot-leg.
They were made of ivory, stone, or some close-grained wood, and had the sides numbered from one to six.
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When a little girl she had been almost afraid of her cross-grained relative—the only relative she had in the world.
RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGEALICE B. EMERSON
Ruth looked across the table at her cross-grained old relative and made no direct reply to his question.
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For the inner section, walnut, which may be had as thin as 1/64 in., or any thin straight-grained veneer may be used.
The door was painted yellow and grained—but a pair of handsome silver candlesticks stood on the mantelpiece.

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