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combings

[ koh-mingz ]

plural noun

  1. hairs removed with a comb or a brush.


combings

/ ˈkəʊmɪŋz /

plural noun

  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of combings1

First recorded in 1565–75; comb + -ing 1 + -s 3

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Example Sentences

Blodwen Gruffydd saw the return first, if, indeed, that vague speck lost in the grey combings were they.

At that instant, an erect and unmoved form stood on the combings of the main hatch.

There were unseasonable washings, dressings, combings and curlings—admonitions to be "a little gentleman."

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

Such revelry generally winds up with a grand crash somewhere in the vicinity of the iron combings to the hatchways.

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