Definition of Coomb

1. n. A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter.



2. n. A hollow in a hillside. [Prov. Eng.] See Comb, Combe.

Definition of Coomb

1. Noun. An old English measure of corn (e.g., wheat), equal to half a quarter or 4 bushels. Also comb. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of combe) ¹

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Definition of Coomb

1. combe [n -S] - See also: combe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coomb

coolio
coolish
coolly
coolness
coolnesses
coolroom
coolrooms
cools
coolth
coolths
coolung
coolungs
coolwart
cooly
coom
coomb (current term)
coombe
coombes
coombs
coombs' reaction
coombs' test
coombsite
coomed
coomier
coomiest
cooming
cooms
coomy
coon
coon's age

Literary usage of Coomb

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1. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1860)
"Ouse, and the numerous chalk-pits worked at the termination of the coomb. ... Fault coinciding with the coomb, In the Cliff-hill near Lewes. Mantell. a. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"Half a bushel, or the eighth part of a coomb, whence the term. Pr. Pan. EYTH. Easy ยก easily. (A.-S.) FA. (1) Very fast. North. (2) A foe ; au enemy. ..."

3. The Hundred Rools and Extracts Therefrom by Great Britain (1902)
"Also from Robert the Palmer 2 coombs of malt, from Adam Bacon 2 coombs of malt, from Henry of Gorton 1 coomb of malt, from John le Latimer 2 coombs of malt, ..."

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