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graininess

a fault in x-ray films in which there is clumping together of the silver particles in the emulsion, causing the image to lose its homogeneous appearance and to give an impression of lumpiness.
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Nose: Malty, grainy, ground white-pepper spice, lemon peel, vegetal--cucumber and green bell pepper, toffee and vanilla.
The inquest saw a grainy photocopy covering just half of Khan's face and body - never shown to terror turncoat Mohammed Junaid Babar.
Roasty and grainy nose, you smell this, you think stout," said taster Gregg Glaser.
The project will cover the construction of a soft and grainy single phosphate fertilizer on an area covering 400,000 sq.
The book's photos are OK, though often soft and grainy, but the accompanying captions include interesting details.
Paradoxically, within its pulsing music, gattling-gun editing and grainy, creaky evocations of early film style, this film is also a potent denunciation of those who fetishize images and consume them passively.
7 Grainy, sugarlike depth hoar crystals will slide and take all the above layers with them if their weak bonds break apart.
Get lucky and catch a grainy picture of the Queen, in a wind-beaten headscarf, "doing the decent country thing" and putting Mandy out of "his misery" - and, I promise you, you'll never have to work again.
Dr Cable showed reporters a grainy Harry Potter video which had been shot from the back of a cinema with a hand-held home video camera.
One typical station's TV commercials alternate grainy, black-and-white films of old folks square-dancing and playing hillbilly instruments (words on screen: "old country") with color footage of groups that look like rock bands (words on screen: "young country").
Schoon's book, by contrast, has a lot of grainy black-and-white photos to show the increasingly tatty state of the cities, and the unlovability of the out-of-town dwellings sold by members of the House-Builders' Federation.
The couple later agreed that seeing the image of their sons for the first time on the hospital monitor, grainy and indistinct though it was, was the most wonderful moment of their lives.