Grain"er (?), n.

1.

An infusion of pigeon's dung used by tanners to neutralize the effects of lime and give flexibility to skins; -- called also grains and bate.

2.

A knife for taking the hair off skins.

3.

One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining.

 

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