grain 2

Entry Definition
(tree) h/ grain is crooked or twisted
(tree) quality of h/ wood-grain
(tree) h/ grain is twisted
(tree) h/ wood splits straight
(tree, ash splint) h/ wood is easily split or easily separated into splints (for use in basketmaking, etc.)
(person, tool) h/, its teeth are in such a condition; (ai; shoe, tire) h/ tread is in such a condition; (ii; wood) its grain is such
(splint, wood, pole) s/he, it splits along the grain, splits straight
(tree, ash splint) h/ wood has poor grain (for splitting, for use in basketmaking, etc.)
(tree) h/ wood splits poorly (e.g., because grain is twisted)
s/he splits h/ along grain using tool (e.g., white ash)
s/he splits it along grain using tool (e.g., board)
s/he grows h/, raises h/; s/he splits h/ along grain (wood)
(tree, ash splint) h/ wood has coarse or thick grain
(basketmaking) s/he splits h/ (basket ash) into thinner layers along grain
(ii; e.g., spruce root) it splits along grain; (ai; e.g., ash splint used in basketmaking) s/he splits along the grain into thinner layers; (ai; person) s/he splits ash splint(s) into thinner layers
s/he splits it (e.g., spruce root) along grain
s/he splits something belonging to h/ along the grain
s/he splits (ash splints) along the grain for h/
s/he splits h/ (ash splint) along grain into thinner layers using teeth to hold one side
(wood) it has fine grain
(tree, ash splint) h/ wood has fine grain
s/he splits h/ along grain (e.g., sapling, to make hoop-pole)
s/he splits wood following grain by guiding blade as s/he goes along (to keep it aligned with grain)
(tree, ash splint) h/ wood or grain is difficult to split
(tree) h/ grain is dense or solid, h/ wood is hard to split