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comb back

a Windsor chair back in which the vertical spindles are surmounted by a broad, carved crest rail resembling a comb.
Origin of comb back
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Proceed thus,—sweeping the bees off every comb back into the hive with the feather, till you come to the centre comb.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin
  • She even parted it on one side; drew back a little, looked to see whether it was right and put the comb back in her pocket.

    The Possessed Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • And boldly, with no thought of what I did, I raised my hand to her head and put the comb back in place.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot Armando Palacio Valds

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