Grain

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Grain

A unit of weight equivalent to one 7,000th of one pound.
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Backing the Tigers at 4-1 might go against the grain when you could reasonably have expected a month ago to get 8-1, but backing Spurs goes against logic.
It may go against the grain to buy supremacy above the two-goal mark, but there are far more arguments for a home landslide than for an upset.
Most of the works--by Thomas Demand, Alexander Kluge, Nam June Paik (the sole participant in both "Media Art 2000" and "City Vision"), and twenty-two other artists, architects, filmmakers, and collaborative teams--seemed concerned to go against the grain of the advertising that surrounded them by reinserting a sense of subjective experience (sometimes witty, sometimes melancholy) into the public realm.
Federal officials have heard these suggestions before, and expressed doubts about their effectiveness because they go against the grain of a company's self-interest.
Our entire approach will go against the grain of conventional thinking, and that's just fine with us.
It may go against the grain, at least initially, but perhaps you could soften your image.