Definition of Comb-out
1. Noun. The act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb.
2. Noun. The act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people. "The department got a good comb-out"
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Literary usage of Comb-out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"[Tak-n koa'm aewt dhee ai'd,] take and comb out thy head, an' warsh thy face, an clain thy zul. and he cam into the Cave ; and wente so longe, ..."
2. British Labor and the War: Reconstructors for a New World by Paul Underwood Kellogg, Arthur Gleason (1919)
"The miners had just tallied an adverse ballot on whether they approved a further comb- out in the coal fields. In many union quarters, the comb-out was ..."
3. Spolia Zeylanica by Colombo Museum, National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"Meanwhile the antennae are laid beneath the wings and comb out the basal cilia as the wings are drawn forward." I would call particular attention to the ..."
4. Graded Lessons in Language by Rosa Viola Winterburn (1910)
"Do not use the following absurd expressions: You must comb out your hair. ... "We may comb out a tangle, but we would not want to comb out the hair. ..."
5. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"... to comb out the hair." /. of JT., Smith, 1881. ... comb out hair. ' Hocks, ' the feet' (Long, 1686). Whicker, ' to neigh. ..."
6. The Mechanics' Magazine (1858)
"... then by separating they comb out the fibres, and the same are drawn off into two slivers and from each comb by their respective drawing-off apparatus. ..."