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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comb  \Comb\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Combed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Combing}.] 
  To  disentangle,  cleanse,  or  adjust  with  a  comb;  to  lay 
  smooth  and  straight  with  or  as  with  a  comb;  as  to  comb 
  hair  or  wool.  See  under  {Combing}. 
 
  Comb  down  his  hair;  look  look!  it  stands  upright. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comb  \Comb\  (?;  110),  n.  [AS.  camb;  akin  to  Sw.,  Dan.,  &  D.  kam, 
  Icel.  kambr,  G.  kamm,  Gr  ?  a  grinder  tooth,  Skr.  jambha 
  tooth.] 
  1.  An  instrument  with  teeth,  for  straightening,  cleansing, 
  and  adjusting  the  hair,  or  for  keeping  it  in  place 
 
  2.  An  instrument  for  currying  hairy  animals,  or  cleansing  and 
  smoothing  their  coats;  a  currycomb. 
 
  3.  (Manuf.  &  Mech.) 
  a  A  toothed  instrument  used  for  separating  and  cleansing 
  wool,  flax,  hair,  etc 
  b  The  serrated  vibratory  doffing  knife  of  a  carding 
  machine. 
  c  A  former,  commonly  cone-shaped,  used  in  hat 
  manufacturing  for  hardening  the  soft  fiber  into  a  bat. 
  d  A  tool  with  teeth,  used  for  chasing  screws  on  work  in 
  a  lathe;  a  chaser. 
  e  The  notched  scale  of  a  wire  micrometer. 
  f  The  collector  of  an  electrical  machine,  usually 
  resembling  a  comb. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comb  \Comb\,  v.  i.  [See  {Comb},  n.,  5.]  (Naut.) 
  To  roll  over  as  the  top  or  crest  of  a  wave;  to  break  with  a 
  white  foam,  as  waves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comb  \Comb\,  Combe  \Combe\  (?  or  ?),  n.  [AS.  comb,  prob.  of 
  Celtic  origin;  cf  W.  cwm  a  dale,  valley.] 
  That  unwatered  portion  of  a  valley  which  forms  its 
  continuation  beyond  and  above  the  most  elevated  spring  that 
  issues  into  it  [Written  also  {coombe}.]  --Buckland. 
 
  A  gradual  rise  the  shelving  combe  Displayed.  --Southey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comb  \Comb\,  n. 
  A  dry  measure.  See  {Coomb}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coomb  \Coomb\,  n.  [AS.  cumb  a  liquid  measure,  perh.  from  LL 
  cumba  boat,  tomb  of  stone,  fr  Gr  ?  hollow  of  a  vessel,  cup, 
  boat,  but  cf  G.  kumpf  bowl.] 
  A  dry  measure  of  four  bushels,  or  half  a  quarter.  [Written 
  also  {comb}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comb 
  n  1:  a  flat  device  with  narrow  pointed  teeth  on  one  edge; 
  disentangles  or  arranges  hair 
  2:  the  fleshy  red  crest  on  the  head  of  the  domestic  fowl  and 
  other  gallinaceous  birds  [syn:  {cockscomb},  {coxcomb}] 
  3:  a  fleshy  and  deeply  serrated  outgrowth  atop  the  heads  of 
  certain  birds  especially  domestic  fowl 
  4:  any  of  several  devices  for  straightening  fibers 
  5:  ciliated  comb-like  swimming  plate  of  a  ctenophore 
  6:  the  act  of  drawing  a  comb  through  hair;  "his  hair  needed  a 
  comb"  [syn:  {combing}] 
  v  1:  straighten  with  a  comb;  "comb  your  hair";  "comb  the  wool" 
  2:  search  thoroughly;  "They  combed  the  area  for  the  missing 
  child"  [syn:  {ransack}] 
  3:  of  hair  [syn:  {comb  out},  {disentangle}] 




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