Grain

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Grain

A unit of weight equivalent to one 7,000th of one pound.
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There is one developer, however, Vince Stimac of Stimac Construction, who has teamed up with his wife Lorre, a real estate agent for ERA Hearth and Home Real Estate, to go against the grain by building and selling lower priced new housing.
Experts who go against the grain and pull off a big win are not the ones to follow - it was just a fluke after all.
It might go against the grain taking 11-4 in such an apparently competitive line-up, but there is certainly a case to be made for saying Storm Pockets is fair value at that price given an opening assignment in heat one which sees her pitted against mainly unproven stayers.
Kieran O'Neill was the only jockey to go against the grain and The Wee Chief scooted up the far rail to finish half a length in front of Picansort.
It goes against the grain of English sport but it doesn't go against the grain of American sport, where you can get scenarios where New York teams can move to San Francisco.
Because of your need for balance and fairness this can go against the grain.
Lopez-Calvo's interpretations often go against the grain of earlier research, refusing to conceive of Cuban identity either in terms of a bipolar black-white opposition or an idyllic and harmonious process of miscegenation.