Definition of Combles
1. comble [n] - See also: comble
Lexicographical Neighbors of Combles
Literary usage of Combles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1917)
"CHAPTER VI CAPTURE OF combles—AIR RAIDS MEANWHILE the Allied troops—the French on the south ... The closing-in process around combles went steadily forward. ..."
2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"... 'combles, AND THIEPVAL—THE "TANK'S" ARRIVAL September 2, 1916—September 27, 1916 IN August the French and British armies had been almost within sight of ..."
3. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"... September 15-November 18: general attack on September 15th and first appearance of the "tanks"; attack of September 25th and occupation of combles; ..."
4. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"At Leuze Wood my right was «till 2000 yards from its objective at this village, and between lay a broad and deep branch of the main combles Valley, ..."
5. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"Gallant Irish troops, bearing the brunt of the battle on the heights northwest of combles, expelled the enemy at the point of the bayonet and repelled ..."
6. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1920)
"Nearly all approaches to combles in hands of Allies; squadron of aeroplanes raid Trieste, dropping five tons of explosives on shipyards. Sept. 15. ..."
7. The Battle of the Somme by John Buchan (1917)
"At Leuze Wood my right was still yards from its objective at this village, and between lay a broad and deep branch of the main combles Valley, ..."