Meaning of “close-grained” in the English Dictionary

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"close-grained" in English

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close-grainedadjective

uk /ˌkləʊsˈɡreɪnd/ us /ˌkloʊsˈɡreɪnd/

Examples from literature

  • It is reddish, smooth, close-grained, and rather heavy. 
  • It was, or appeared to be, of ebony, or some such close-grained black wood, and was bound in every direction with flat bands of iron. 
  • The hard, close-grained timber requires days of hewing and sawing to get it severed. 
  • The stone of which this was composed was of a whitish cast, close-grained and hard, but not heavy. 
  • The wood is white, close-grained, tough, and light. 

(Definition of “close-grained” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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