combed

Definitions

  • Slash-Grain and Comb-Grain Flooring
    Slash-Grain and Comb-Grain Flooring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj combed (of hair) made tidy with a comb "with hair combed to the side"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Lorelei sits on a rock, combing her hair The Lorelei sits on a rock, combing her hair
Honey-bees building comb Honey-bees building comb
Comb of the tiny East Indian honey-bee Comb of the tiny East Indian honey-bee

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rap artist Sean "Puffy" Combs had his first job at age two when he modeled in an ad for Baskin-Robbins ice-cream shops.
    • combed Having a comb or crest.
    • combed In geology: a term applied to prismatic crystals, especially of quartz, which grow toward each other from opposite walls of a fissure and interlock: used chiefly in describing mineral veins. Also comb-in-comb.
    • combed Surmounted by a sharp edge or comb.
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Quotations

  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.”
  • Judith Stern
    Judith Stern
    “Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair.”

Usage

In literature:

The first sight of the nightdress case and the brush-and-comb bag must wring admiration from her.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
A Spanish comb, encrusted with diamonds, was stuck at right angles to the knot.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
Indeed, so craftily did he conduct the bargain, that he made the other boy throw in a pretty ivory pocket-comb to boot!
"Oscar" by Walter Aimwell
And for all the world that reef of combing breakers was not unlike a serpent type of malignant elements bent on man's destruction!
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The best way to supply food to the bees is to remove the dry combs and insert next to the cluster full combs of honey.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Into this knot is pushed a wooden comb decorated with incised lines filled with lime, or inlaid with beads.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Very soon the outline of the comb may be seen.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
On our way to the guns McLean brought a comb with him, leaving the other alongside his bed.
"S.O.S. Stand to!" by Reginald Grant
Comb-racks of forked sticks and of split sticks.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
First, the hair should be brushed and combed night and morning.
"The Child's Day" by Woods Hutchinson
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In poetry:

The law makes grace's pasture sweet,
Grace makes the law my sav'ry meat;
Yea, sweeter than the honey-comb,
When grace and mercy brings it home.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Your people—take them as a whole—
Are careless on the score of grace;
And hence you needn’t comb your poll
Or decorate your unctuous face.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
Into the world you sent her, mother,
Fashioned her body of coral and foam,
Combed a wave in her hair's warm smother,
And drove her away from home
"The Sea- Child" by Katherine Mansfield
This darksome burn, horseback brown,
His rollrock highroad roaring down,
In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam
Flutes and low to the lake falls home.
"Inversnaid" by Govinda Krishna Chettur
The seventh to woo, the eighth to wed,
Fair thin reeds in the mill-water;
The ninth had gold work on her head,
Honey in the comb for the king’s daughter.
"The King's Daughter" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

I'd Rather Have Habits Than Clothes,
For that's where my intellect shows.
And as for my hair,
Do you think I should care
To comb it at night with my toes?
"I'd Rather Have Habits Than Clothes" by Gelett Burgess

In news:

55 AM on July 10, 2012 by Marianne Combs (0 Comments) Filed under: Music, Writing.
42 AM on October 10, 2012 by Marianne Combs (1 Comments) Filed under: Arts management, Funding, Music.
42 AM on October 10, 2012 by Marianne Combs (3 Comments) Filed under: Arts management, Funding, Music.
This vanity accessory set, made in the 1920s from celluloid, could have held a comb, brush and mirror.
58 PM on May 17, 2012 by Marianne Combs (1 Comments) Filed under: Architecture, Public Art.
21 PM on October 18, 2011 by Marianne Combs (4 Comments) Filed under: Architecture.
12 AM on September 6, 2012 by Marianne Combs Filed under: Funding, Theater.
19 PM on September 6, 2012 by Marianne Combs (0 Comments) Filed under: Arts management, Theater.
56 AM on December 6, 2011 by Marianne Combs (3 Comments) Filed under: Funding, Theater.
35 AM on June 3, 2011 by Marianne Combs Filed under: Television, Theater.
51 PM on December 14, 2010 by Marianne Combs Filed under: Theater.
The loosely woven plot of "Spider-Man 3" has more flyaway strands than Donald Trump's comb- over.
Now that Beyonce has joined Tumblr and we've combed through all of her amazing looks over the past few years, we realized there are a few other celebs who need to join the movement—for fashion's sake.
30 PM on July 5, 2011 by Marianne Combs Filed under: Architecture, Arts around the state, We Art Minnesota.
Sean "Diddy" Combs unveils his wax figure at Madame Tussauds.
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In science:

C ′′ is the comb with teeth of constant length ℓk = [ka This comb has exactly the structure of the comb # considered in Appendix 1.
Random walks on combs
Let C (∞n) denote the comb C with the nth tooth replaced by an infinite tooth.
Random walks on combs
Boston: Birkha¨user, 1990 Combes, J.M., Hislop, P.D.: Localization for some continuous, random Hamiltonians in d-dimension. J.
Localization at low energies for attractive Poisson random Schr\"odinger operators
Soc. 348, 4883-4894 (1996) Combes, J.M., Hislop, P.D., Nakamura, S.: The Lp -theory of the spectral shift function, the Wegner estimate and the integrated density of states for some random operators.
Localization at low energies for attractive Poisson random Schr\"odinger operators
The exponential decay in the trace norm can be proved using the Combes-Thomas method, cf. . 2.
An optimal Wegner estimate and its application to the global continuity of the integrated density of states for random Schr\"{o}dinger operators
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