What is grain?

  • (verb): Thoroughly work in.
    Synonyms: ingrain
    See also — Additional definitions below

GRAIN

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Our support takes the form of independent research and analysis, networking at local, regional and international levels, and fostering new forms of cooperation and alliance-building. Most of the work is oriented towards, and carried out in, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Some articles on grain:

Brocklesby, New South Wales - Historical Significance
... Brocklesby village was once a main railway centre used for the transportation of grain ... Nowadays the grain silos are all that remain and grain is transported by road truck ... The area is now characterised by sheep, cattle and grain farmland ...
Refined Grains
... Refined grains, in contrast to whole grains, refers to grain products consisting of grains or grain flours that have been significantly modified from their natural composition ... a fraction of the nutrients removed, refined grains are considered nutritionally inferior to whole grains ... However, for some grains the removal of fiber coupled with fine grinding results in a slightly higher availability of grain energy for use by the body ...
GRAIN
... GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food ... GRAIN's work goes back to the early 1980s, when a number of activists around the world started drawing attention to the dramatic loss of genetic diversity on our ... GRAIN began doing research, advocacy and lobbying work under the auspices of a coalition of mostly European development organisations ...
Norman P. Goss
... a paper and patented a method to obtain so-called grain-oriented electrical steel, which has highly anisotropic magnetic properties ... This special "grain-oriented" structure was named after its inventor and it is referred to as the "GOSS structure" ... Grain-oriented electrical steel enabled the development of highly efficient electrical machines, especially transformers ...
Agriculture In Canada - Farm Equipment
... Binders which could cut and tie grain for the harvest season and grain elevators for storage were introduced in the late 19th century as well ... tractors, spreaders, combines to name a few are some mechanized implements for the grain crop or horticultural farmer which are labour saving devices ...

More definitions of "grain":

  • (verb): Form into grains.
    Synonyms: granulate
  • (noun): A small hard particle.
    Example: "A grain of sand"
  • (noun): Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.
    Synonyms: food grain, cereal
  • (noun): Used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat.
    Synonyms: metric grain
  • (noun): The direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric.
    Example: "Saw the board across the grain"
  • (verb): Become granular.
    Synonyms: granulate
  • (noun): 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams.
  • (noun): Dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn.
    Synonyms: caryopsis
  • (noun): 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams.
  • (verb): Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood.

Famous quotes containing the word grain:

    If you can look into the seeds of time,
    And say which grain will grow and which will not,
    Speak then to me.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    There was not a grain of poetry in the whole composition of Lord Fawn, and poetry was what her very soul craved;Mpoetry, together with houses, champagne, jewels, and admiration.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    The laying of fish on the embers,
    the taste of the fish,
    the feel of the texture of bread,
    the round and the half-loaf,
    the grain of a petal,
    the rain-bow and the rain.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)