Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of comb.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The combs were a delicate pearl that matched the luster of her skin and the creamy color of her day dress.

    The Highlander’s Stolen Bride

  • Hair ornaments are not generally worn, but nearly every Negrito, male and female, especially in southern Zambales and Bataan, possesses one or more of the so-called combs of bamboo.

    Negritos of Zambales

  • None of these so-called combs, for they are really embryo reeds, are shown on the wall illustrations so that they no doubt belong to a later date than that of the XIIth Dynasty.

    Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms

  • A PARCEL of drones got into a hive among the bees, and disputed the title with them, swearing that the honey and the combs were their goods.

    Original Acrostics on all the States and Presidents of the United States, and Various Other Subjects, Religious, Political, and Personal

  • Knowing that the first fibers pulled off of the combs will be the longest, and having a goal of evenly mixed lengths of fibers in the finished product, I split this in half at the middle of the rope, lining up the first pulled off tip (longest fibers) with the first torn bit of the second half (midlength / shorter fibers), 'planking' them.

    sock prØn.

  • The loan was divided among 42 villagers to assist them to buy small items such as combs, scissors, needles and other necessities to start their own home businesses.

    Entrepreneurship: What does it REALLY mean?

  • The gallery includes a variety of objects from the site that had been used in everyday life, such as combs, eye paint tools, floor panels, small vessels, molds, and an unfinished statue.

    Amarna at Penn

  • Monday, he said Eskom had gone so far as to fit "combs" to the top of pylons to discourage birds from perching and nesting on them.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There seemed no connection at all with the culture that turned the manufacture of even everyday items such as combs and hairpins into high art, until one understood that Japan was a country of facades.

    Floating City

  • Here the sheets of horn as they came from the presses were first cut by delicate circular saws into blanks of the exact size for the kind of combs to be made, after which they were run through a planer, which gave them the proper thickness.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

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  • 3rd person singular and present indicative of the verb 'to comb' isn't it? Oxford English Dictionary does not seem to mention it either!

    August 28, 2011