What is grain?

  • (verb): Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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... GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled ... 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 farms — the ... GRAIN began doing research, advocacy and lobbying work under the auspices of a coalition of mostly European development organisations ...
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 ...
Brocklesby, New South Wales - Historical Significance
... 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 ...
Norman P. Goss
... and in 1935 he published 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 ... 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): Thoroughly work in.
    Synonyms: ingrain
  • (noun): Used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat.
    Synonyms: metric grain
  • (noun): A small hard particle.
    Example: "A grain of sand"
  • (noun): 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams.
  • (noun): 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams.
  • (verb): Become granular.
    Synonyms: granulate
  • (noun): Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.
    Synonyms: food grain, cereal
  • (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): Form into grains.
    Synonyms: granulate
  • (noun): Dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn.
    Synonyms: caryopsis

Famous quotes containing the word grain:

    Whan that the firste cok hath crowe, anoon
    Up rist this joly lovere Absolon,
    And him arrayeth gay at point devis.
    But first he cheweth grain and licoris,
    To smellen sweete, er he hadde kembd his heer.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)

    Indigenous to Minnesota, and almost completely ignored by its people, are the stark, unornamented, functional clusters of concrete—Minnesota’s grain elevators. These may be said to express unconsciously all the principles of modernism, being built for use only, with little regard for the tenets of esthetic design.
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Have We not made the earth as a cradle
    and the mountains as pegs?
    And We created you in pairs,
    and We appointed your sleep for a rest;
    and We appointed night for a garment,
    and We appointed day for a livelihood.
    And We have built above you seven strong ones,
    and We appointed a blazing lamp
    and have sent down out of the rain-clouds water cascading
    that We may bring forth thereby grain and plants,
    and gardens luxuriant.
    Qur’an, “The Tiding” 78:6-16, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)