And in fact it was something suggesting "a scene" upon which coombe was announced.
At the upper end of the coombe the spring issued, and at the lower was the millpond.
The cottagers in coombe hamlet always had sound boots; she never had; nor, indeed, her mother.
She saw Mr. Wellwood, and heard a good account of coombe Prior.
Uncle William wouldn't believe that coombe had made mischief.
He is delighted with coombe, and says the verdure is something wonderful.
The other day a travelling piano was wheeled through coombe and set up a tune in that lonesome spot.
I ought not to have come to coombe Bysset; at least, they all said it was silly.
We came to coombe Bysset directly after the ceremony, and we are here still.
Everybody will say so, for they all know I wished to spend the whole summer at coombe.
also combe, "deep hollow or valley, especially on flank of a hill," mainly surviving in place names, from Old English cumb, probably a British word, from Celtic base *kumbos (cf. Welsh cwm in same sense). Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names says, "This is usually taken to be a Celtic loan ... but there was also OE cumb 'vessel, cup, bowl,'" which was "probably used in a transferred topographical sense reinforced in western districts by cwm."