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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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I ate mine, as was natural, with a spoon, but great was my surprise to notice that my wife, instead of doing the same, drew from her pocket a little case, from which she selected a long pin, and by the help of this pin conveyed her rice grain by grain to her mouth.
But the Prince was so deeply grieved, and apologised so very humbly, that after some time the heart of the good little Frog was softened, and she gave him another tiny little grain, but instead of being sand it was now a grain of gold.
But as soon as the first rays of the sun shone into the garden he saw all the ten sacks standing side by side, quite full, and not a single grain was missing.
Again she recalled what the young peasant woman had said, and again she was revolted at the thought; but she could not help admitting that there was a grain of brutal truth in the words.
The Whole Truth: "Whole grain blend" often means a mix of whole and refined grains.
Subsequent studies showed similar results for other grains such as maize, popcorn, rice, and soybeans, with no degradation of flavor or nutritional value.
To compact sand, you scoop up wet sand and press it into a bucket, letting water ooze between sand grains like glue.
Health journalist Melissa Diane Smith writes in Going Against the Grain, "Whole grains cause lower blood sugar responses than refined grains.
Overweight people who eat whole grains rather than refined ones are better equipped to manage their blood-sugar concentrations, according to a new study.
Loss of the seaway would mean a tremendous loss of shipping capacity and correspondihg loss in the ability to efficiently move our export grains, especially if market conditions or weather triggereda return to larger export volumes," Arason said.
Kinetics of photosynthate incorporation into growing grains of cereals is commonly defined by two parameters: dry matter accumulation rate and effective period of assimilate deposition.
The grains are round or long and have a high percentage of amylopectin, the starch that makes the grains stick together when they are cooked.