Comb"ing (?), n.

1.

The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool.

⇒ The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded.

2. pl. (a)

That which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair.

(b)

Hair arranged to be worn on the head.

The baldness, thinness, and . . . deformity of their hair is supplied by borders and combings. Jer. Taylor.

(c) Naut.

See Coamings.

Combing machine Textile Manuf., a machine for combing wool, flax, cotton, etc., and separating the longer and more valuable fiber from the shorter. See also Carding machine, under Carding.

 

© Webster 1913.

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