• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coomb A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter.
    • n Coomb A hollow in a hillside. Prov. Eng See Comb Combe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coomb Same as comb.
    • n coomb Same as comb.
    • n coomb Same as coom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coomb kōōm a deep little wooded valley: a hollow on the flank of a hill.
    • n Coomb kōōm a measure of capacity = 4 bushels.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cumb, a liquid measure, perh. from LL. cumba, boat, tomb of stone, fr. Gr. hollow of a vessel, cup, boat, but cf. G. kumpf, bowl
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cumb, a measure.


In literature:

A successful writer of songs is C. Whitney Coombs.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Your father had Johnny Coombs with him when he left Sun Lake City.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
The two old friends met on 23rd December 1804, at Hawkesbury's residence, Coombe Wood, near Richmond Park.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
F. Boreham, C. Burne, A. Coombs.
"Little Folks" by Various
Your criticism of Coombe's pamphlet is as justly felt as it is earnestly and strongly written.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
He next called upon parson Richards, at Coombe, in Tinney, where he got a shilling and a shift.
"The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew King of the Beggars; containing his Life, a Dictionary of the Cant Language, and many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man" by Unknown
Old Coombs is a Britisher, and a precious low-grade specimen.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
There are no damask roses now, like there used to be in summer at Coombe Oaks.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Very likely Mr. Scroope's unpublished volume on the Lords Scroope and their seat Coombe Castle explains this.
"Notes and Queries, Number 233, April 15, 1854" by Various
Cooper Carriage House is located east of the professional building which was a part of Coomb's Cottage.
"A History of the Town of Fairfax" by Jeanne Johnson Rust
They are going to Coombe-Bysset, her aunt Lady Caroline's place.
"A House-Party" by Ouida
They spent a short leave at Courtenaye Coombe, and you showed them over the Abbey.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
He found Serge and Jalap Coombs concocting a huge plum duff, while from the brass kettle a savory steam was already issuing.
"Harper's Round Table, April 30, 1895" by Various
The princess was sent to Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, under the care of good Lord Harrington, her governor.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
But the dogs found them out, and they met a swift fate at the hands of Jalap Coombs.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
Jalap Coombs told his story in his own picturesque language, but in a perfectly straightforward manner, and without the slightest hesitation.
"Harper's Round Table, May 21, 1895" by Various
I don't believe Mr. Coombs slept a wink last night, and I know I didn't.
"Harper's Round Table, June 11, 1895" by Various
As he made a motion to fling it out into the snow, Jalap Coombs, out of curiosity to see what had worried the child, caught his hand.
"Harper's Round Table, June 18, 1895" by Various
Mr. Coombs is very strong, and well used to exposure.
"Harper's Round Table, June 25, 1895" by Various
"Harper's Round Table, July 2, 1895" by Various

In poetry:

When summers seven have robed each tree, And decked the coombs with green,
If I come not back, then thou art free,
To wed or not, and to think of me
As I had never been.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles

In news:

Produced by Davis Coombe, Diane Markrow.
And Odyssey program leader, John Coombs.
It may sound like the beginning of a humorous riddle, but in actuality, they are all characters mimicked in the costumes sewn by 25-year-old Tooele resident Alyssa Coombs.
Photography by Geoffrey Wallace and Debora Coombs.
Coombs then moved to file a writ with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals to stay the proceedings until a decision can be made on whether Almanza should continue to preside .
Plan to reconfigure Coombs approved.
Grace Mary Coombs Dec 24 , 1928.
Grace Mary Coombs, 81, was granted her angel wings on April 11, 2010.
Ms Coombes is a writer in San Francisco.
YMCA Of Marquette County Executive Director Lisa Coombs-Gerou.
Photo by Peter Coombs/The Marriott Theatre.
Flames escape through a freshly cut roof vent as firefighters battle a blaze at 246 Coombs Road in Brunswick on Friday afternoon, July 13.
In response, Jaguar stalwart John Coombs purchased a GTO, which Jaguar 's Malcolm Sayer deconstructed and analyzed.
Andrea Coombes, Working Retirement reporter.
Lena was born on Aug 15, 1924 in Breadnut Hill, Jamaica to George Ramsay and Lucretia Coombs.

In science:

This phenomenon is described in the literature as mode-locking [Svensson and Coombes, 2009].
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Coombs (1975) provided many compelling arguments for sauropod terrestriality.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
They derived into new theoretical results on the dynamics of neural networks (Mirollo and Strogatz 1990, Budelli et al. 1991 and 1997 , Budelli and Catsigeras 1992, Rieke et al. 1997, Coombes and Lord 1997).
Deterministic Dynamics and Chaos: Epistemology and Interdisciplinary Methodology
Coombes,S. and C R Laing,C.R. (2009). Delays in activity based neural networks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol. 367, pp 1117—1129. ▲ Cooper,L.N. (1995): How we learn. How we remember. Toward an understanding of brain and neural systems.
Deterministic Dynamics and Chaos: Epistemology and Interdisciplinary Methodology