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  1. grainsnoun

    An iron fish spear with a number of points half-barbed inwardly.

    1770: Served 5 lb of fish per man which was caught by striking with grains uE000220706uE001 journal of Stephen Forwood (gunner on H.M. Bark Endeavour), 4 May 1770, quoted by Parkin (page 195).

  2. grainsnoun

    Plural form of grain.

  3. Etymology: Spear sense from Old Norse grein meaning division. (Reference: Ray Parkin, H. M. Bark Endeavour, Miegunyah Press, second edition 2003, ISBN 0-522-85093-6, page 196.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grains

    see 5th Grain, n., 2 (b)

  2. Grainsnoun

    pigeon's dung used in tanning. See Grainer. n., 1

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. grains

    A five-pronged fish-spear, grains signifying branches.

Editors Contribution

  1. grainsnoun

    Plural noun of grain.

    In some cereals there are a number of a variety of grains.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2016  

Anagrams for grains »

  1. arsing, in rags, Nigras, rasing, Rigans

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grains in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grains in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of grains in a Sentence

  1. Alice Lichtenstein:

    The best advice we can give people is to focus on their whole diet, what foods to emphasize as well as what to minimize, in general, I think the data still supports beneficial effects of a dietary pattern rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, fat-free and low fat dairy and relatively low in added sugar and salt.

  2. Nicola McKeown:

    These data suggest that people who eat more whole grains are better able to maintain their blood sugar and blood pressure over time, managing these risk factors as we age may help to protect against heart disease.

  3. Samantha Heller:

    While there is no way to know the lifestyle of all cancer patients, it is a safe bet to say that at this point the evidence points to a diet of primarily whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, consuming little or no alcohol, regular exercise and not smoking tobacco as ways to help reduce cancer risk.

  4. Lawrence Cheskin:

    People have the lowest health risk when they eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

  5. Barbara Carreno:

    It can kill you if just a few grains gets absorbed through the skin.

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