close-grained wood

  • 1close-grained — [ ,klous greınd ] adjective close grained wood is smooth and hard because its fibers are very close together …

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  • 2close-grained — adjective close grained wood has a fine natural pattern …

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  • 3close-grained — adj. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small diameter cells. Syn: fine grained. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 4close-grained — close′ grained′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] adj. (of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings • Etymology: 1745–55 …

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  • 5close-grained — adjective dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small diameter cells close grained birch fine grained rock • Syn: ↑fine grained • Similar to: ↑fine …

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  • 6close-grained — /ˈkloʊs greɪnd/ (say klohs graynd) adjective (of wood) having the grain close or fine in texture …

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  • 7close-grained — adjective Date: 1754 having a compacted smooth texture; especially having narrow annual rings or small wood elements …

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  • 8close-grained — /klohs graynd /, adj. (of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings. [1745 55] * * * …

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  • 9Wood as a medium — As a contemporary artistic medium, wood is used in traditional and modern styles, and is an excellent medium for new art. Wood is used in forms of sculpture, craft, and decoration including chip carving, wood burning, and marquetry. Wood offers a …

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  • 10-grained — [ greınd ] suffix 1. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances such as wood or stone that have a particular arrangement, pattern, or direction of fibers: fine grained rock 2. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances that… …

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  • 11sour|wood — «SOWR WUD», noun. 1. a tree of the heath family, native to the eastern United States, having a hard, close grained wood, dark, glossy leaves that turn bright scarlet in the fall, and spikes of small, white, egg shaped flowers; sorrel tree. 2. its …

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  • 12dev|il|wood — «DEHV uhl WUD», noun. a small evergreen tree of the olive family, having hard, close grained wood, of the southern United States …

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  • 13fine-grained — adjective 1. consisting of fine particles (Freq. 1) powdered cellulose powdery snow pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding • Syn: ↑powdered, ↑powdery, ↑pulverized, ↑ …

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  • 14fine-grained — adj. 1. consisting of fine particles. Syn: powdered, powdery, pulverized, small grained. [WordNet 1.5] 2. dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small diameter cells. Syn: close grained. [WordNet 1.5] 3. involving careful …

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  • 15san|dal|wood — «SAN duhl WUD», noun. 1. the fragrant heartwood of certain trees of Asia, especially the white sandalwood. It is a hard, close grained yellowish wood used for carving, making ornamental boxes and fans, and is also burned as incense. 2. any one of …

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  • 16beef|wood — «BEEF WUD», noun. 1. = casuarina. (Cf. ↑casuarina) 2. the close grained, reddish wood of the casuarina, used for ornamental woodwork and cabinets …

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  • 17SHITTIM WOOD —    a hard, close grained acacia wood of an orange brown colour found in the Arabian Desert, and employed in constructing the Jewish Tabernacle …

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  • 18opossum wood — noun medium sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas • Syn: ↑silver bell tree, ↑silverbell tree, ↑snowdrop tree, ↑Halesia carolina, ↑Halesia tetraptera • Hypernyms: ↑silver bell * * * …

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  • 19Plants in the Bible — • Discusses all of the types of plants mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plants in the Bible     Plants in the Bible      …

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  • 20bur oak — noun medium to large deciduous oak of central and eastern North America with ovoid acorns deeply immersed in large fringed cups; yields tough close grained wood • Syn: ↑burr oak, ↑mossy cup oak, ↑mossycup oak, ↑Quercus macrocarpa • Hypernyms:… …

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