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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
I know it takes some guts to go against the grain (no pun intended) in our industry sometimes.
MBA questions, in many ways, are grossly unfair for someone who did not grow up within the same cultural paradigm--for example, in the West we are often encouraged to be individuals, go against the grain, and think outside the box--values that are not necessarily encouraged in Japanese culture.
It came as a relief when the band decided to go against the grain - "We didn't think we'd be able to put this on the new record,'' admitted Schieppati - and slowed things down with Line In The Sand.