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noun as in texture of fabric

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This vast country with enormous agricultural resources having to turn to its archenemy for grain.

A mid-June survey from Meijer’s campaign found him ahead of Afendoulis by 24 points, 41 percent to 17 percent, although we should take internal polls with a grain of salt.

Scary radiation effects seen in lab animals or cell cultures should be taken with a grain of salt.

County officials told NBC 7 San Diego to take the increases with a grain of salt.

This allowed the vehicle to trundle up hills of loose grains.

Spanish oak, which has an open grain and high levels of tannin, gives you dried fruit, spice, and even chocolate flavors.

Stalin, now one of the top men in the party, was sent there by Lenin to ensure that grain was getting shipped to Moscow.

Feast your eyes on the ‘top-grain leather,’ ‘original’ design, gilded pages.

I am holding in my hand a book, bound in black “genuine top-grain” leather.

Against the Grain By Michael Specter, The New Yorker Should you go gluten-free?

And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.

Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.

The small grain crops had been burned to a crisp, and disaster hung over the land.

The delicious soft rains set in early, promising a good grain year.

It laid its hold upon agriculture, sowing and reaping the grain and transporting it to the ends of the earth.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grain, such as: cereal, corn, atom, bit, crumb, and drop.

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