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close-grained

(klōs′grānd′)
adj.
Dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells.
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close-grained

(ˌkləʊsˈɡreɪnd)
adj
(Forestry) (of wood) dense or compact in texture
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close′-grained′

(kloʊs)

adj.
(of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings.
[1745–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.close-grained - dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells; "close-grained birch"; "fine-grained rock"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
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Translations

close-grained

[ˌkləʊsˈgreɪnd] ADJ [wood] → tupido
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That blubber is something of the consistence of firm, close-grained beef, but tougher, more elastic and compact, and ranges from eight or ten to twelve and fifteen inches in thickness.
By his hand upon the table there lay a peculiar instrument,--a brown, close-grained stick, with a stone head like a hammer, rudely lashed on with coarse twine.
Wegg was a knotty man, and a close-grained, with a face carved out of very hard material, that had just as much play of expression as a watchman's rattle.
Hence, in reviewing and assessing their personal trajectories, I endeavour to give a close-grained account of life courses adjusted and negotiated by agency to the opportunities as well as the limitations of their circumstances.
The Turkish walnut buttstock and forend are close-grained and have enough dark streaks and figure swirls near the butt to make them attractive.
This non-alloy steel delivers "an extraordinarily fine cut, outstanding sharpness, and superior edge retention" due to its very close-grained structure, the company said.
Many of the fruit-woods such as apple, cherry and pear produce close-grained. They are usually rated highly in most categories, including fragrance.
At times, though, it almost becomes picaresque, and this is a strength--unexpected turns allow the writer to dwell on extremely different settings and give them close-grained treatment.
Cities are a way of sustaining an enormous number of social interactions through time, she wrote, "a most intricate and close-grained diversity of uses that give each other constant mutual support, both economically and socially."