Spear sense from Old Norse grein meaning division. (Reference: Ray Parkin, H. M. Bark Endeavour, Miegunyah Press, second edition 2003, ISBN 0-522-85093-6, page 196.)
Grains Sentence Examples
Starch grains may often be seen in contact with the pigment crystals.
The horses were eating oats from their movable troughs and sparrows flew down and pecked the grains that fell.
In such plants, the pollen grains are sometimes fihiform and not spherical in shape.
The official dose of powdered colchicum is 2 to 5 grains, which may be given in a cachet.
On the fertile low grounds along the margins of rivers or in clearings of forests, agricultural communities naturally take their rise, dwelling in villages and cultivating the wild grains, which by careful nurture and selection have been turned into rich cereals.