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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comb, combingnoun

    the act of drawing a comb through hair

    "his hair needed a comb"


  1. Combing

    Combing is a method for preparing carded fibre for spinning. Combing is divided into linear and circular combing. The Noble comb is an example of circular combing. The French comb is an example of linear combing. The process of combing is accompanied by gilling, a process of evening out carded or combed top making it suitable for spinning. Combing separates out short fibres by means of a rotating ring or rectilinear row of steel pins. The fibres in the 'top' it produces have been straightened and lie parallel to each other. When combing wool, the discarded short fibres are called noils, and are ground up into shoddy.In general, there are two main systems of preparing fibre for yarn: the worsted system and the woollen system. The worsted system is defined by the removal of short fibres by combing and top preparation by gilling. In the woollen system, short fibres are retained, and it may or may not involve combing.


  1. combing

    Combing is a process or action that involves passing a thin or narrowly-spaced object through something, typically hair, to tidy, style, remove dirt or detangle it. It can also refer to a thorough search or examination through a place or set of information. In textile processing, combing is a method that is used to remove short fibers and to arrange longer fibers in a parallel manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combing

    of Comb

  2. Combingnoun

    the act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool

  3. Combingnoun

    that which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair

  4. Combingnoun

    hair arranged to be worn on the head

  5. Combingnoun

    see Coamings

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of combing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of combing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of combing in a Sentence

  1. Richard Pollack:

    I do expect that we will see resistance to any product with the exception perhaps of combing and heat and smothering the lice.

  2. Coast Guard officials:

    Search crews from the Sheriffs Office are still combing the area and will continue searching depending on conditions, the river in this area is approximately 50 degrees and due to heavy rainfall and runoff in our region, the river is flowing very fast.

  3. Abu Malek:

    After taking over several villages, we came from the mountains and entered the town and began combing it.

  4. Deborah Capone:

    The process of combing out is the only way to get rid of all the lice and nits.

  5. Abba Hassan:

    Niger and Chadian planes are conducting surveillance at the moment in town and troops on the ground are combing through the streets.

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