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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of currycomb.

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Examples

  • Thou dost well, however, since God has created thee to serve mankind; thou art a very honest ass, but not to be better rubbed down, currycombed, trapped, and fed than thou art, seems to me indeed to be too hard a lot.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Thou dost well, however, since God has created thee to serve mankind; thou art a very honest ass, but not to be better rubbed down, currycombed, trapped, and fed than thou art, seems to me indeed to be too hard a lot.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Anty had been so thoroughly scrubbed that she glistened, and Julia had been brushed and currycombed until she looked like satin.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks

  • The horse was in no hurry, nor the old lady either; for there were bits of road that were pretty steadily currycombed by shell, and it was to everybody's interest not to cross them before twilight.

    Coming Home 1916

  • Look at his back, I say; it seems made to be patted and currycombed like a horse's.

    Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands

  • At first the little man stroked and caressed them; then, taking out a currycomb, he currycombed them well.

    Pinocchio The Tale of a Puppet

  • Han't I currycombed thy carcass till it was as sleek as a sloe, and cherished thee as the apple of mine eye? for all that thou hast played me an hundred dog's tricks; biting, and kicking, and plunging, as if the devil was in thy body; and now thou couldst run away with a thief, and leave me to be flayed alive by measter.

    The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Thou dost well, however, since God has created thee to serve mankind; thou art a very honest ass, but not to be better rubbed down, currycombed, trapped, and fed than thou art, seems to me indeed to be too hard a lot.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

  • He told them that the army had nothing but the clothes they stood up in; that their wine was iced; that the dead stood stock-still in the road just where they were; that they had seen White Russia, and that they currycombed the horses there with their teeth; that those who were fond of skating had fine times of it, and people who had a fancy for savory ices had as much as they could put away; that the women were generally poor company; but that the only thing they could really complain of was the want of hot water for shaving.

    The Country Doctor

  • Han’t I currycombed thy carcass till it was as sleek as a sloe, and cherished thee as the apple of mine eye? for all that thou hast played me an hundred dog’s tricks; biting, and kicking, and plunging, as if the devil was in thy body; and now thou couldst run away with a thief, and leave me to be flayed alive by measter.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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