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combings

[koh-mingz]
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plural noun
  1. hairs removed with a comb or a brush.
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Origin of combings

First recorded in 1565–75; comb1 + -ing1 + -s3
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Examples from the Web for combings

Historical Examples

  • "It wasn't just a tangle, like combings," she went on slowly.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • Ten bob I got for Molly's combings when we were on the rocks in Holles street.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • When she combed her hair, she gathered the combings together.

  • I took down all the combings for the birds and they are crazy about them.

  • Directly his head was below the combings of the hatch, I started to my feet and continued getting aft.

    Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh

    Augustus F. Lindley


British Dictionary definitions for combings

combings

pl n
  1. the loose hair, wool, etc, removed by combing, esp that of animals
  2. the unwanted loose short fibres removed in combing cotton, etc
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