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  • adjective Of a comb, brush, or similar implement, having small teeth placed close together.

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

  • adjective having fine teeth set close together

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Examples

  • From the kinky locks of one of the naked young men he drew a hand-carved, fine-toothed comb, the lofty back of which was inlaid with mother-of-pearl, which he later sold in Sydney to a curio shop for eight shillings.

    CHAPTER III

  • David Trone , an analyst at JMP Securities, compared those moves to using a fine-toothed comb.

    At Morgan Stanley, Focus Put on Costs

  • But as it stands, it just feels like an editor with a vendetta went through with a fine-toothed comb, just to show off how many different things he could conceivably object to.

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  • "We're just missing shots, we look at the type of shots we take, and I know you can go over it with a fine-toothed comb and say 'too many of this, too many of that,' but basically we haven't made shots," D'Antoni said.

    Is Carmelo Trying to Do Too Much?

  • Tyler, Papa and I get back to my pad and we stay up until four debriefing and going over all of the interactions with a fine-toothed comb.

    Get Laid or Die Trying

  • But as it stands, it just feels like an editor with a vendetta went through with a fine-toothed comb, just to show off how many different things he could conceivably object to.

    I grow weary of defending Sarah Palin « Motivated Grammar

  • Those nights I always took a bath and sometimes I got high and cleaned her little place with a fine-toothed comb.

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  • "We have to go over that study with a fine-toothed comb."

    Diabetes patients should not stop taking Avandia, FDA says

  • Since I like to argue about what Darwin said I have Origin … beside me here, have spent dozens of hours reading his correspondences and notes, and have been over, with a fine-toothed comb, most of Descent, for instance.

    Behe

  • To me it's counter-productive to hold public hearings until after a candidate has gone through an extensive process in which all the other issues are gone through with a fine-toothed comb on paper.

    Clinton again rips into vetting process

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