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Grograne, Grograme, n. Also: grosgrane, grograine, -graym, -gran, -garing, -gane. [e.m.E. grograme, -grane, -grain, -grayn (1562), also grogane (a 1658), F. gros grain large or coarse grain. Cf. Growgrane n.] Grogram. 1573 Edinb. Test. II. 370 b.
Ane cassak of grograne
1600 Tailors' Acc. Bk. 5 b.
Ȝour goun of Reisellisgrograne
1603 Philotus xxix.
Silk, satyne, damayse or grograine
1601 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 310.
All sorttis of … worsettis, drogettis, grosgranes, etc.
1619 Ib. 390.
Pro confectione omnium generum lie sayis, grograymis, bais [etc.]
1644 Edinb. Test. LXI. 45 b.
Ane peice … grogaring
1645 Ib. 118.
Some Turkis grogrames with some creiping & louping

b. Attrib. with goun, silk, stand, taffatie, worsat.(a) 1580 Treas. Acc. MS. b.
Fyftene elnis of blak grosgrane taffatie de Napillis to be ane cloik and ane goun
1585 Edinb. Test. XIV. 227.
I leue to the said James … the grosgrane blak stand and reid breikis
(b) 1597 Bk. Rates MS. 5 b.
Grograne braid worsat the stik … xx li.
1599 Tailors Acc. Bk. 12 b.
The ladies burret goun and grograne goun
1631 Edinb. Test. LV. 136 b.
Nyne elles … of grogran taffatie, … four elles of grograne taffatie
(c) 1592 Thanes of Cawdor 214.
iiij ellis … fine braid blak grogane taffateis
(d) 1624 Edinb. Test. LII. 322.
Thrie ell grograme silk

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