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.