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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of comb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a comb or crest.
- In geology: a term applied to prismatic crystals, especially of quartz, which grow toward each other from opposite walls of a fissure and interlock: used chiefly in describing mineral veins. Also comb-in-comb.
- Surmounted by a sharp edge or comb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of hair) made tidy with a comb
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Yarn made from combed fibers is called combed yarn.
"But it 's me that 's gettin 'combed," wailed Danny.
Medes and Assyrians, Virgil is the most ancient writer, who expressly mentions the soft wool which was combed from the trees of the Seres or Chinese; 62 and this natural error, less marvellous than the truth, was slowly corrected by the knowledge of a valuable insect, the first artificer of the luxury of nations.
A day later, I joked about turning back while driving to Brooklyn to have my children "combed" by an Orthodox Jew lovingly referred to as The Lice Lady.
There was nothing "combed" or "fixed" about Miss Asenath's Woods; no white-washed trees or clipped grass.
A single masterly stroke sufficed to draw the cylindrical stalk from one joint to another, or the pointed leaves which are so quivering with life that we seem to hear the plaintive voice of the wind "combed," as the Chinese writings express it, "by the reeds."
Dante, in a famous chapter of the _De Vulgari Eloquio_  laid down a fourfold distinction among words on the analogy of the varying texture of the hair; enjoining the poet to avoid both the extremes of smoothness and roughness, -- to prefer the "combed" and the "shaggy" to the "tousled" and the "sleek."
Tennyson's vocabulary is focussed among the "combed" in the direction of the "sleek," Browning's centres in the "shaggy," verging towards the
I shall be "combed" out directly, and a "sniper" will get me, perhaps, three days after I get to the trenches, as he did my young brother.
Even the merest Cockney will know, if he thinks, that weeds float with their points down-stream; and that therefore if a fish is to be brought through them without entangling, he must be 'combed' through them in the same direction.
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