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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grains  \Grains\,  n.  pl 
  1.  See  5th  {Grain},  n.,  2 
  b  . 
 
  2.  Pigeon's  dung  used  in  tanning.  See  {Grainer.}  n.,  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grainer  \Grain"er\,  n. 
  1.  An  infusion  of  pigeon's  dung  used  by  tanners  to  neutralize 
  the  effects  of  lime  and  give  flexibility  to  skins;  -- 
  called  also  {grains}  and  {bate.} 
 
  2.  A  knife  for  taking  the  hair  off  skins. 
 
  3.  One  who  paints  in  imitation  of  the  grain  of  wood,  marble, 
  etc.;  also  the  brush  or  tool  used  in  graining. 




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