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close-grained

[klohs-greynd] /ˈkloʊsˈgreɪnd/
adjective
1.
(of wood) fine in texture or having inconspicuous annual rings.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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Examples from the web for close-grained
  • The close-grained wood from broad-leaved trees such as oak or maple.
  • Stuffing box cover shall be made of close-grained cast iron with integral stuffing box.
  • The heavy, close-grained wood is difficult to split and work because of interlocking fibers.
  • The wood is a little heavier and harder than white pine, close-grained, and fairly strong.
  • Pump case shall be close-grained, high strength, cast iron with bronze wear rings.
  • The pump impellers shall be of the enclosed type made of close-grained cast iron and shall be balanced.
British Dictionary definitions for close-grained

close-grained

/ˌkləʊsˈɡreɪnd/
adjective
1.
(of wood) dense or compact in texture
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