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Graining

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Graining

1. Indentation; roughening; milling, as on edges of coins.

2. A process in dressing leather, by which the skin is softened and the grain raised.

3. Painting or staining, in imitation of the grain of wood, atone, etc.

4. The process of separating soap from spent lye, as with salt.

(Science: zoology) a small European fresh water fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); - called also dobule, and dace.