Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A comb used in a woman's head-dress to retain a curl or lock on the side of the head, usually in front of the ear: before 1850 such combs, generally of thin tortoise-shell, were in common use.

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Examples

  • She had lost a gold-rimmed side-comb overboard, besides getting very wet when the boat turned suddenly and "took a wave."

    The Motor Girls on Cedar Lake Or the Hermit of Fern Island

  • "I'm ready now," and with dexterous use of a side-comb she produced the desired result.

    The Moving Picture Girls First Appearances in Photo Dramas

  • Presently Bessie took a side-comb from her head and began combing Dude's stiff black hair and smoothing it down with the palms of her hands.

    Tobacco Road

  • She thrust her hand into a pocket in her dress, and held up the side-comb for inspection.

    Jess of the Rebel Trail

  • Captain Coroloni and her father helped Constance to her feet while Lieutenant di Ferara recovered a side-comb and the white sun hat.

    Jerry Junior

  • Mrs. Hastings, seated near the dais, heard; and as she turned, a rhinestone side-comb slipped from her hair, tinkled over the jewels of her corsage and shot into the lap of a member of the High

    Romance Island

  • He, never having seen a side-comb, fancied that it might be an infernal machine which he had never seen either, and, palpitating, flashed it to the guardian hand of Mr. Frothingham.

    Romance Island

  • Captain Coroloni and her father helped Constance to her feet while Lieutenant di Ferara recovered a side-comb and the white sun hat.

    Jerry Junior

  • Captain Coroloni and her father helped Constance to her feet while Lieutenant di Ferara recovered a side-comb and the white sun hat.

    Jerry

  • I threw a few things into my grip, gave my hair a flirt or two with a side-comb, put on my hat, and went in and gave the old lady's foot a kick.

    The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million

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