One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Coarse in texture or grain.‘a coarse-grained flour’
- ‘Ordinary coarse-grained metals deform when parts of a grain slip past one another as extra planes of atoms, called dislocations, move through the material.’
- ‘The percentage of coarse-grained materials in the soil affects the strength and compressibility of the wall.’
- ‘However, there is a general correlation between grain size and terrace height in medium- and coarse-grained sediments.’
- ‘The igneous rocks in it include a variety of types, ranging from fine-, medium-, and coarse-grained granite, to syenite, monzonite, diorite, and gabbro.’
- ‘It's very finely-layered and very coarse-grained rock and really doesn't look like anything we've seen at the site before.’
- ‘The soup was outstanding - rich, thick, with a lovely, coarse-grained texture and a flavour of tomatoes overlain with a hint of what seemed like orange or carrot.’
- ‘Generally coarse-grained soils compact more readily than fine grained ones and hence the finer the particles the less maximum thickness of layer to be compacted.’
- ‘The coarse-grained, bivalve-rich floatstone layers intercalated with the ‘background’ slope facies are interpreted as storm deposits.’
- ‘One learns to look along the perimeters of fossil woodpiles, where the sediments still demonstrate the appropriate coarse-grained textures.’
- ‘In our case, the reaction of interest is simply the unimolecular folding/unfolding of the coarse-grained protein molecules in their finite-concentration solution environment.’
- ‘A separation and drainage layer, of a coarse-grained material such as sand, can be constructed to isolate the unsealed pavement from the underlying saturated soils.’
- ‘They appeared to be of a kind of coarse-grained sandstone composition, probably one of the basal rock layers that contained many kinds of trace fossils, but unlikely to have any fossil fish remains.’
- ‘Thick sheet sandstone units containing upright trees represent the product of single large-scale flood events that deposited coarse-grained sediment across the proximal interchannel region, locally burying vegetation.’
- ‘These veins usually bear free coarse-grained, high-grade gold and produce most of the placers in the province.’
- ‘The lower part of the section consists of cross-bedded, fine to medium sandstone, with scattered coarse-to very coarse-grained particles.’
- 1.1 (of photographic film) having a noticeably grainy appearance.
- ‘When miniature cameras first appeared, Rodinal fell out of favor because the early 35 mm films were very coarse-grained.’
- ‘Since it was produced for television, Scenes from a Marriage was shot on 16 mm, and the DVD transfer has the coarse-grained look inherent in the small film stock.’
- 1.2 Coarse in manner or speech.‘a coarse-grained man’
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