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  • noun Plural form of coombe.

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Examples

  • The woods grow steep above the slopes; they reach sometimes the very summit of the heights, or, when they cannot attain them, fill in and clothe the coombes.

    The Mowing of a Field

  • After her came grey wolves, fawning on her, and grim-eyed lions, and bears, and fleet leopards, ravenous for deer: and she was glad in heart to see them, and put desire in their breasts, so that they all mated, two together, about the shadowy coombes.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • He carried me over many fields of mortal men and over much land untilled and unpossessed, where savage wild-beasts roam through shady coombes, until I thought never again to touch the life-giving earth with my feet.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But when the goddesses had brought him up, a god oft hymned, then began he to wander continually through the woody coombes, thickly wreathed with ivy and laurel.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • She is well-pleased with the sound of rattles and of timbrels, with the voice of flutes and the outcry of wolves and bright-eyed lions, with echoing hills and wooded coombes.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But when the goddesses had brought him up, a god oft hymned, then began he to wander continually through the woody coombes, thickly wreathed with ivy and laurel.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • She is well-pleased with the sound of rattles and of timbrels, with the voice of flutes and the outcry of wolves and bright-eyed lions, with echoing hills and wooded coombes.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • After her came grey wolves, fawning on her, and grim-eyed lions, and bears, and fleet leopards, ravenous for deer: and she was glad in heart to see them, and put desire in their breasts, so that they all mated, two together, about the shadowy coombes.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • He carried me over many fields of mortal men and over much land untilled and unpossessed, where savage wild-beasts roam through shady coombes, until I thought never again to touch the life-giving earth with my feet.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • It has blue bays, yellow coves, black rocks, featherbed woods that flow spaciously down the sides of windless coombes, and tiny perpendicular limpet villages that somehow manage not to slither right down the cliffs into the sea.

    Try Anything Twice

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