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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combing  \Comb"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  using  a  comb  or  a  number  of  combs; 
  as  the  combing  of  one's  hair;  the  combing  of  wool. 
 
  Note:  The  process  of  combing  is  used  in  straightening  wool  of 
  long  staple;  short  wool  is  carded. 
 
  2.  pl 
  a  That  which  is  caught  or  collected  with  a  comb,  as 
  loose,  tangled  hair. 
  b  Hair  arranged  to  be  worn  on  the  head. 
 
  The  baldness,  thinness,  and  .  .  .  deformity  of 
  their  hair  is  supplied  by  borders  and  combings. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  c  (Naut.)  See  {Coamings}. 
 
  {Combing  machine}  (Textile  Manuf.),  a  machine  for  combing 
  wool,  flax,  cotton,  etc.,  and  separating  the  longer  and 
  more  valuable  fiber  from  the  shorter.  See  also  {Carding 
  machine},  under  {Carding}. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  combing 
  n  :  the  act  of  drawing  a  comb  through  hair;  "his  hair  needed  a 
  comb"  [syn:  {comb}] 




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