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fine-tooth comb


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A comb with teeth set close together.
  • n. A method of searching or investigating in minute detail: examined the figures with a fine-toothed comb but found no errors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A comb with fine, closely-spaced teeth.
  • v. To go over or through with a fine-tooth comb
  • v. To search meticulously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a comb with teeth set close together
  • n. a method of examining in minute detail


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