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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 have had one too, and, as you see, very much against the grain, I have acted upon it.
I like to know the news as well as any man,' said Toby, slowly; folding it a little smaller, and putting it in his pocket again: 'but it almost goes against the grain with me to read a paper now.
It's much against the grain with me, I assure you, Copperfield, to be concerned in anything so unpleasant; but really, as it is, we're all mixing ourselves up with what oughtn't to be.
I owe it to you to tell you, Bunny, though it goes against the grain.
As I had promised for them, the other servants followed my lead, sorely against the grain, of course, but all taking the view that I took.
Saints were 5-1 when they won at Anfield two seasons ago so it goes against the grain to back them this weekend at 3-1.
TEACHERS in Wales say an England-only initiative to give summer-born children the right to start reception at the age of five could be seen as a "sleight of hand" by the UK Government, and would go against the grain of improving education in Wales.
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Mogel, coeditor of An Atlas of Radical Cartography, presents a new view of this familiar terrain by skillfully remapping it against the grain.
The turkey looks good because the breast is cut into thick slices against the grain.
Against the Grain, Crest's third arm, provides a timber waste collection service.
AGAINST THE GRAIN, racing close to the inside rail, ran away with the John Smith's Silver Cup yesterday and triggered an immediate shake-up in the market for today's Ayr Gold Cup, which saw similarly lowdrawn horses come right to the fore.