Definitions starting with G

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grain

[W Car.; cf. Krio fo gren nef only four knives KED; cf. OED grain the smallest possible quan­tity, US dial, grain a bit ADD; cf. also Haitian grenn single unit HCEFD and Reunion Cr. Fr. gre haricots secs (Chaudenson 1974:78)] n. a unit for counting mass nouns such as PEASE or BEANS: 1966 one grain of peas (Crowley 121). She even wouldn't eat one grain of beans (Nassau). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-05-05 03:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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