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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMB

Poor Dirk, you will remember, if he had thought of it, had no comb with which to experiment.

"May have its comb clipped if it make over-much noise," broke in an Englishman.

At this dangerous moment her ladyship artfully let drop the comb.

She then planted the comb in my mop of hair and tore out a handful of it.

She snatched the comb out of my hand like a wicked woman, and tore out my hair.

But the fairest she laid her comb by itsel' On the rock where the king's son lay.

"He had no business to steal her comb, and then run away with herself," said Turkey.

Not a comb nor a razor left; not a garment to make myself decent in!

She clapped her hands impatiently, exclaiming: 'And my comb?

She then darted upstairs to comb her hair and change her gown.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English camb "comb, crest, honeycomb" (later Anglian comb), from West Germanic *kambaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German camb, German Kamm, Middle Dutch cam, Dutch kam, Old Norse kambr), literally "toothed object," from PIE *gombhos, from root *gembh- "to bite, tooth" (cf. Greek gomphos "a molar tooth," Sanskrit gambha-s "tooth").

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