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currycomb

[kur-ee-kohm, kuhr-]
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noun
  1. a comb, usually with rows of metal teeth, for currying horses.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to rub or clean with such a comb.
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Origin of currycomb

First recorded in 1565–75; curry2 + comb1
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Examples from the Web for currycomb

Historical Examples

  • There was never a rock the size of a currycomb between them and the line of the sky.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • He had notions concerning the manner in which a currycomb should be used.

    Children's Literature

    Charles Madison Curry

  • I suppose they live in the kitchen home and pa'd lose a currycomb in his beard.

    The Happy End

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • That tongue of hers is a currycomb, plus warmth and moisture and flexibility.

    Ways of Nature

    John Burroughs

  • I reckon if old Sam and Lightfoot felt a currycomb once more they'd have a fit.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long


British Dictionary definitions for currycomb

currycomb

noun
  1. a square comb consisting of rows of small teeth, used for grooming horses
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