• WordNet 3.6
    • adj comb-like resembling a comb; having projections like the teeth of a comb
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In literature:

Two implements like combs, fitting into one another, and movable, are mounted at two thirds of their length on a steel axle.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
I really think you'd like to go into the cloak room; you'll find a brush and comb there.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Why, it looks like it got its hair combed an' its best collar on!
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
For answer Bigley pointed up at the ragged comb-like ridge above us.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
The third was combing his hair, and just at this moment it was moistened and sticking straight over his forehead like the horn of an animal.
"Adrift in the Wilds" by Edward S. Ellis
With the brood-comb, where her duty is most likely to be; well, this is the one we want, and we take it out.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
They had a way of running their bills through their plumage after a bath, as if they liked to comb their pretty feathers.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
If you like we will go down after breakfast and have a look at the comb-makers.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
I thought I should not have liked to borrow Captain Porter's comb.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
One of my glass hives consisted of three parallel combs, placed in squares that opened like the leaves of a book.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber

In poetry:

I want to disport on the rocks
Like a mythical mermaiden belle,
And comb out my watery locks,
Then dive to my cavernous cell.
"By The Sea" by Hattie Howard
The pithy elder copses sigh;
Their broad blue combs with berries weighed,
Like heavy pendulums are swayed
With ev'ry gust that hurries by.
"A November Sketch" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

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Like most business managers, newspaper editors comb through their budgets each year, looking for ways to trim operating expenses.
Well-mannered: Well, that was awkward—one of those embarrassing breach-of-etiquette moments, like when some guy on the bus asks to borrow your comb.
The tortoiseshell combs were on the scratched and battered table of the walk-up apartment, the platinum watch chain encircling them like a protective wall.
Town of Combes run like Al Capone 's racketeering days.
Everything that happens this morning — like Mark's decision to wear a blue shirt, or Bill's latest attempt to comb over his bald spot — is completely caused by whatever happened before it.
The best of these is Wal-Mart, whose recommendation app, called ShopyCat, combs through your friends' Facebook profiles to figure out what they might like.
Kenny Chesney's new hot song, Come Over, sounds more like Comb Over KUPL's Blogger, Nola, rewrote the lyrics to reflect what she hears.
Buying software is not like buying a vase or a comb or a lawnmower where you pay, you take it home, and the transaction is complete.
Instead, look for an easy-to-apply applicator such as a comb-in, like Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up , $6.99,

In science:

Three graphs with the same number of identical nodes and therefore, in our model, with the same weight. A Cayley tree (a) has always a diameter ∼ log N , where N = #nodes. A comb-like tree (b) has a diameter ∼ N .
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
Different mechanisms are invoked to explain the morphology segregation observed in clusters like tidal interactions between galaxies and ram pressure stripping exerted by the intra-cluster medium on disc galaxies (see Combes 2003, van Gorkom 2003 and references therein).
Environmental Effects on the Kinematics of Virgo Cluster Galaxies
The steps in the isotherm lead everytime to a comb-like extensibility as shown in Fig. 3(b).
Randomly forced DNA
On a sufficiently smooth manifold all definitions of dimension will agree, but for fractal geometries like random combs this is not necessarily true.
Biased random walks on combs
We select a prominent feature at f=1.072 mHz (Table 1 and Fig. 1) and search for a comb-like pattern (Kjeldsen et al. 1995) in the immediate vicinity of the peak.
Recovery of p-modes in the combined 2004-2005 MOST observations of Procyon