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  • This last article was delivered by the ostler, a very old lame man, who neither put his hand to wisp nor curry-comb, but sat weighing forth hay by the pound, and counting out corn, as it seemed, by the grain, so anxiously did he bend over his task, by the aid of a blinking light enclosed within

    Anne of Geierstein

  • And he swam northward again, day after day, till at last he met the King of the Herrings, with a curry-comb growing out of his nose, and a sprat in his mouth for a cigar, and asked him the way to Shiny Wall; so he bolted his sprat head foremost, and said:

    The Water Babies

  • Every man to his craft, says the proverb — the parson to the prayer-book, and the groom to his curry-comb.


  • These works I cut up thoroughly with a curry-comb, and then, throwing the shreds into a sieve, sifted out carefully all that might be thought decent (a mere trifle); reserving the hard phrases, which I threw into a large tin pepper-castor with longitudinal holes, so that an entire sentence could get through without material injury.

    Expressions of the Age

  • Regan pretended to be very busy with his curry-comb.

    The Secret Of The Mansion

  • "Any brute can be brave, Ma'am, but a curry-comb always improves it."

    Sharpe's Sword

  • They thought Sharpe was a mere brute who needed a curry-comb, yet he was a brute who kicked, clawed and scratched to preserve their privileged, lavish world.

    Sharpe's Sword

  • The boy watches in fascination as she brushes the invisible body of NUGGET, scraping the dirt and hair off on to the invisible curry-comb.


  • This is the most important, and you use it with this curry-comb.


  • "That's better," he said, and abandoned Bottom's ear, picked up the curry-comb from the wall and took her arm.

    Tulips For Augusta


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