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combe

 (ko͞om)
n. Chiefly British
1. also coom or coombe (ko͞om)
a. A steep, deep valley, especially one running down to the sea.
b. A dry, bowl-shaped valley or hollow on the side of a hill.
2. See cirque.

[Middle English coumb, hollow, valley, from Old English cumb, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cwm, valley.]

combe

(kuːm) or

comb

n
(Physical Geography) variant spellings of coomb

combe

(kum, koʊm)

n. Brit.
a valley enclosed on all but one side.
[before 1000; Old English cumb valley < British Celtic; compare cwm]
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After her came grey wolves, fawning on her, and grim- eyed lions, and bears, and fleet leopards, ravenous for deer: and she was glad in heart to see them, and put desire in their breasts, so that they all mated, two together, about the shadowy coombes.
He carried me over many fields of mortal men and over much land untilled and unpossessed, where savage wild-beasts roam through shady coombes, until I thought never again to touch the life-giving earth with my feet.
It was from Coombe Tracey, and it was addressed in a woman's hand.
Tomorrow morning I shall find my way to Coombe Tracey, and if I can see this Mrs.
I dare say he goes to Coombe Tracey for what he wants.
The horns of the crescent slowly moved apart, until at last they formed a line from Hanwell to Coombe and Malden.
She is accused of murdering Kenneth Coombes 12 years ago, as well as preventing his lawful and decent burial.
Barbara Coombes, 63, is accused of killing Kenneth Coombes 12 years ago and preventing his lawful and decent burial.
Barbara Coombes, 63, is accused of killing Kenneth Coombes, believed to be her dad, as well as preventing his lawful and decent burial.
But Michelle Coombes, who installed CCTV outside her house in Glascoed Avenue because she was "petrified" of a local gang, was caught on camera accepting stolen goods from the men and she was spared a jail term.
review Gaz Coombes at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff ' With a voice and set-of sideburns synonymous with raucous rock 'n' Britpop band Supergrass, Gaz Coombes' solo show is not so much a departure from the quality of having the full nineties package, but a luxury extension of their brilliant musical talent.
Ronald Coombes, aged 35, and Paul Doherty, 33, both from Handsworth Wood, were each sentenced to five years jail at Birmingham Crown Court.