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GRAIN, weight. The twenty-fourth part of a pennyweight.
     2. For scientific purposes the grain only is used, and sets of weights are constructed in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains downward to one hundredth of a grain.

GRAIN, corn. It signifies wheat, rye, barley, or other corn sown in the ground In Pennsylvania, a tenant for a certain term is entitled to the way- going crop. 5 inn. 289, 258; 2 Binn. 487; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 14.

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Kieran O'Neill was the only jockey to go against the grain and The Wee Chief scooted up the far rail to finish half a length in front of Picansort.
It goes against the grain of English sport but it doesn't go against the grain of American sport, where you can get scenarios where New York teams can move to San Francisco.
Because of your need for balance and fairness this can go against the grain.
AS FAR as business ventures go, deciding to start-up your own furniture making firm during what some are calling the worst recession since the 1930s may go against the grain.
Lopez-Calvo's interpretations often go against the grain of earlier research, refusing to conceive of Cuban identity either in terms of a bipolar black-white opposition or an idyllic and harmonious process of miscegenation.
His marketing push, called "We All Walk in Different Shoes," features those who go against the grain, like Log Cabin Republicans president Patrick Sammon (above, right) and the Tessler family--Joanna and Nicoletta, who've gone to Vermont for a civil union, and their daughter, Ruthie.