Grain


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Grain

A unit of weight equivalent to one 7,000th of one pound.
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As usual, she persisted in only picking a few grains of rice, and I resolved to speak to her at once of what lay so heavily on my heart.
"The landlord's grain is all safe," replied Dron proudly.
Their contents had all boiled away, leaving in the bottom of each kettle a few grains of fine white powder.
It has taken me nearly six years to prepare these precious grains of dust, but the little heap on that dish is worth the price of a kingdom and many a king would give all he has to possess it.
"`Give me three grains of corn, mother, Only three grains of corn,
It should be noted that natural losses of grain during storage occur at the expense of biological (related to the vital activity of the grain and microorganisms in it) and mechanical (cutting of grain dust during unloading and loading operations during the reception and release of grain) factors.
Due to the optimal location of Topflight Grain on three rail lines and its location just 25 miles from the Decatur, Illinois ADM and Tate & Lyle corn and soybean processing plants, Topflight Grain elevators are in a position for timely grain marketing from receipt of grain to its final destination.
Our network extends to all key grain growing regions of Australia with 13 grain marketing offices located in regional towns.
* Beware food labels that say "made with whole grains"; it doesn't mean the entire product is whole grain.
"Most people don't truly understand the tremendous force grain has unless they've experienced it," says Charles Schwab, farm safety specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Path coefficient analysis revealed that plant height, peduncle length, tillers per meter, spikelets per spike, spike weight, number of grains per spike, harvest index and biological yield had positive direct effect on grain yield.
Whole grains (e.g., oatmeal, whole wheat flour, brown rice, popcorn) include the entire grain kernel, composed of the bran, germ and endosperm, which keeps healthful components like fiber, vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients intact.