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Comb

A comb is a tool consisting of a shaft that holds a row of teeth for pulling through the hair to clean, untangle, or style it. Combs have been used since prehistoric times, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5,000 years ago in Persia.

Wattle

A material for making fences, walls, etc., consisting of rods or stakes interlaced with twigs or branches.

Comb

A thin toothed strip, as of plastic, used to smooth, arrange, or fasten the hair.

Wattle

An acacia.

Comb

An implement, such as one for dressing and cleansing wool or other fiber, that resembles a hair comb in shape or use.

Wattle

A coloured fleshy lobe hanging from the head or neck of the turkey and some other birds.
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Comb

A currycomb.

Wattle

Make, enclose, or fill up with wattle.

Comb

The fleshy crest or ridge that grows on the crown of the head of domestic fowl and other birds and is most prominent in the male.

Wattle

A construction of poles intertwined with twigs, reeds, or branches, used for walls, fences, and roofs.

Comb

Something suggesting a fowl's comb in appearance or position.

Wattle

Material used for such construction.
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Comb

A honeycomb.

Wattle

(Botany) Any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.

Comb

To arrange or groom (the hair) with or as with a comb
Combed her hair with a comb.
Combed his hair with his fingers.

Wattle

A fleshy, wrinkled, often brightly colored fold of skin usually hanging from the neck or throat, characteristic of certain birds, reptiles, and mammals.

Comb

To move through or pass across with a raking action
The wind combed the wheatfields.

Wattle

To construct from wattle.

Comb

To straighten and separate (wool or other fibers) using a comb.

Wattle

To weave into wattle.

Comb

To search thoroughly; look through
Combed the dresser drawers for a lost bracelet.

Wattle

A construction of branches and twigs woven together to form a wall, barrier, fence, or roof.

Comb

To eliminate with or as with a comb
Combed the snarls out of his hair.

Wattle

A single twig or rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

Comb

To roll and break. Used of waves.

Wattle

A wrinkled fold of skin, sometimes brightly coloured, hanging from the neck of birds (such as chicken and turkey) and some lizards.

Comb

To make a thorough search
Combed through the file for the contract.

Wattle

A barbel of a fish.

Comb

A toothed implement:

Wattle

A decorative fleshy appendage on the neck of a goat.

Comb

A toothed implement for grooming the hair or (formerly) for keeping it in place.

Wattle

Loose hanging skin in the neck of a person.

Comb

A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.

Wattle

Any of several Australian trees and shrubs of the genus Acacia, or their bark, used in tanning.

Comb

The toothed plate at the top and bottom of an escalator that prevents objects getting trapped between the moving stairs and fixed landings.

Wattle

This plant seen as the national emblem of Australia.

Comb

A toothed tool used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.

Wattle

(transitive) To construct a wattle, or make a construction of wattles.

Comb

The notched scale of a wire micrometer.

Wattle

(transitive) To bind with wattles or twigs.

Comb

The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.

Wattle

A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
And there he built with wattles from the marshA little lonely church in days of yore.

Comb

A toothed plate used for creating wells in agar gels for electrophoresis.

Wattle

A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

Comb

(weaving) A toothed wooden pick used to push the weft thread tightly against the previous pass of thread to create a tight weave.

Wattle

A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or throat of a bird or reptile.

Comb

One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen in scorpions, with which they comb substrate.

Wattle

The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus Acacia, used in tanning; - called also wattle bark.

Comb

A crest:

Wattle

Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used for walls, fences, and the like.

Comb

A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles; crest.

Wattle

In Australasia, any tree of the genus Acacia; - so called from the wattles, or hurdles, which the early settlers made of the long, pliable branches or of the split stems of the slender species. The bark of such trees is also called wattle. See also Savanna wattle, under Savanna.

Comb

(by extension) A crest (of metal, leather, etc) on a piece of armor, especially on a helmet.

Wattle

To bind with twigs.

Comb

The top part of a gun’s stock.

Wattle

To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.

Comb

A structure of hexagon cells made by bees for storing honey; honeycomb.

Wattle

To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.
The folded flocks, penned in their wattled cotes.

Comb

(music) The main body of a harmonica containing the air chambers and to which the reed plates are attached.

Wattle

A fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

Comb

A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening soft fibre.

Wattle

Framework consisting of stakes interwoven with branches to form a fence

Comb

An old English measure of corn equal to the half quarter.

Wattle

Build of or with wattle

Comb

The curling crest of a wave; a comber.

Wattle

Interlace to form wattle

Comb

A connected and reduced curve with irreducible components consisting of a smooth subcurve (called the handle) and one or more additional irreducible components (called teeth) that each intersect the handle in a single point that is unequal to the unique point of intersection for any of the other teeth.

Comb

A kind of vertical plate in a lode.

Comb

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Comb

Alternative form of combe

Comb

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Comb

To groom with a toothed implement, especially a comb.
I need to comb my hair before we leave the house.

Comb

(transitive) To separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.

Comb

(transitive) To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
Police combed the field for evidence after the assault.

Comb

To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.

Comb

To turn a vessel parallel to (the track of) (a torpedo) so as to reduce one's size as a target.

Comb

An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.

Comb

An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.

Comb

A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc.

Comb

The naked fleshy crest or caruncle on the upper part of the bill or hood of a cock or other bird. It is usually red.

Comb

The curling crest of a wave.

Comb

The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb.
When the bee doth leave her comb.

Comb

The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.

Comb

That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it.
A gradual rise the shelving combeDisplayed.

Comb

A dry measure. See Coomb.

Comb

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.

Comb

To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.

Comb

A flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

Comb

The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

Comb

A fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl

Comb

Any of several tools for straightening fibers

Comb

Ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

Comb

The act of drawing a comb through hair;
His hair needed a comb

Comb

Straighten with a comb;
Comb your hair
Comb the wool

Comb

Search thoroughly;
They combed the area for the missing child

Comb

Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb;
Comb your hair before dinner
Comb the wool

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