Combing

Combing
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}. [1913 Webster]

Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Combing — For the video visual defect artifact, see Interlace. Noble comber in Bradford Combing is a method for preparing carded fibre for spinning. It separates out the short fibres by means of a rotating ring of steel pins. The fibres in the top it… …   Wikipedia

  • combing — 1. расчесывание dry combing расчесывание сухих волос wet combing расчесывание влажных волос 2. расчесывающий …   English-Russian travelling dictionary

  • combing — n. (in pl.) hairs combed off. Phrases and idioms: combing wool long stapled wool, suitable for combing and making into worsted …   Useful english dictionary

  • Combing machine — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • combing jacket — combing jacket, a loose jacket worn while dressing the hair: »That was the era when ladies slipped on combing jackets before brushing their long, unpermanented hair (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • combing wool — noun Date: 1757 long staple strong fibered wool found suitable for combing and used especially in the manufacture of worsteds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • combing wool — noun long stapled wool with straight, parallel fibres, suitable for combing and making into high quality fabrics. Compare with carding wool …   English new terms dictionary

  • combing wool — /ˈkoʊmɪŋ ˌwʊl/ (say kohming .wool) noun long stapled wool, suitable for combing …  

  • combing machine — noun : a machine for combing wool, flax, cotton, or other fibers and separating the longer and more valuable fiber from the shorter compare carding machine …   Useful english dictionary

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