Definition of Comble

1. the acme [n -S] - See also: acme



Lexicographical Neighbors of Comble

combing
combing ridge
combing ridges
combings
combining
combining character
combining characters
combining form
combining forms
combining site
combining weight
combis
combjellies
combjelly
comblainite
comble (current term)
combles
combless
comblike
combo
combo box
combo boxes
combo deck
comboloio
comboloios
combos
combover
combovers
combretum

Literary usage of Comble

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles: The Middle Ages by Ronald Edward Zupko (1985)
"77: No maner of graine shall be sold by the heape [comble] or cantei 1, except it be otes malt ... 1883 Simmonds sv: comble...a heaped measure. cone, coom. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"It is more likely a corruption of F. comble, full to the top, given in Cotgrave. ... comble, adj. mf. i. heaped, quite full ; fig. la mesure est comble, ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"[v OF. comble, a heap, top, summit, P. comble, top, summit, < L. cumulus, a heap: see cumber, n., and cumulus.] Top; summit; culmination. ..."

4. Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man by Nicolas Gouin Dufief (1810)
"To crown my misery, it never was in my power to let you hear l'rom me. Pour comble de malheur, je n'ai jamais pu vous donné de mes nouvelles. ..."

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