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end grain

noun
1.
wood grain, as at the end of a board, resulting from a cut across the grain.
Origin of end grain
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
end-grain, adjective
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  • We know from Jackson's contemporary account that end-grain wood engraving was standard practice in England from about 1700.

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  • Oxford University has most of the blocks for a decorated alphabet he engraved on end-grain wood for Dr. Fell in 1674.

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