• WordNet 3.6
    • n graininess the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
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In literature:

I find the sand very grainy and the water dreadfully wet.
"The Scarecrow of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The grainy sand had gone from under his feet.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Stirring it even a little is apt to start crystallization and the candy will then be grainy instead of creamy.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The under parts present a light grainy skin.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, Issue 559, July 28, 1832" by Various
Have you ever sat close to the screen in a motion picture theatre, so that the graininess of the moving film was visible?
"The Infra-Medians" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Livin' in a grist-mill, I presume, I git into a grainy way of lookin' at the world.
"Rosin the Beau" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
There he hid everything the leather bag had contained excepting the grainy powder.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
The spongy lead of the negative plate gradually assumes a "grainy" or "granulated" appearance.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The ink was a pale blue in places, deepening to a strong blue in other places, with grainy blue specks.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Since the solid fuel is grainy, it's called grain.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin

In poetry:

Lovely one,
Your breasts are like two loaves made
Of grainy earth and golden moon,
Lovely one.
"Lovely One" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

BALTIMORE — The room lights were dimmed, and all eyes turned to the grainy pictures on a pair of overhead monitors in a small room at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
You can check out her grainy, NSFW-ish accidental confession below.
Even a grainy three-month-old video clip can stir up a controversy.
A grainy mustard spices up a salmon Chef's Corner William Mikelski Jr The CafÃCopyright, An American Bistro .
Grainy cellphone video supposedly depicting two teenage girls fighting is now at the center of an investigation by Texas Child Protective Services.
It was served on a nutty, grainy bread with lots of sprouts and greens.
"Slightly grainy from the added sugar," these "deep orange" slices were "sweet," "tender" and "moist," though with only a "mild mango flavor".
The TV console framed a small black-and-white screen broadcasting a grainy picture.
The ad opens with a grainy clip of Gov Peter Shumlin standing at a podium, singing "Here Comes the Sun" to a crowd of cheering supporters.
A grainy mustard spices up a salmon Chef's Corner William Mikelski Jr The CafÃCopyright, An American Bistro.
The world watched the Fukushima disaster unfold at a distance — headlines, press conferences, grainy helicopter footage.
Soft, delicately sweet, grainy aroma with honeyed malt and a hint of vanilla.
Meal Ticket reader ME checks in with this super-grainy query.
Slow-cooked leeks meet a poached egg in a gorgeous dish studded with grainy mustard and cheddar shavings.
The video footage is jerky and grainy, but the action is breathtaking.

In science:

Entanglement of a mesoscopic field with an atom induced by photon graininess in a cavity.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
In principle the only limit to the fine graininess of the surface is the speed of the computer hardware.
Visualization and spectral synthesis of rotationally distorted stars
With this increased graininess one would expect a greater uncertainty in calculations.
Fermionic Field Theory and Gauge Interactions on Random Lattices
If the lens is a galaxy which consists partly of stars (and other compact ob jects), due to the graininess of the main lens, each of these (macro-)images consists of many micro-images, which are separated by angles of order microarcseconds, and hence unresolvable.
Gravitational Lensing - A brief review
We use geometrical combinatorics arguments, including the “hairbrush” argument of Wolff , the x-ray estimates in , , and the sticky/plany/grainy analysis of , to show that Besicovitch sets in Rn have Minkowski dimension at least n+2 2 + εn for all n ≥ 4, where εn > 0 is an absolute constant depending only on n.
An improved bound for the Minkowski dimension of Besicovitch sets in medium dimension