From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grainer \Grain"er\ (gr[=a]n"[~e]r), 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.
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   2. A knife for taking the hair off skins.
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   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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