comb through

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w>comb through

vi +prep obj hairkämmen; files, book etcdurchgehen; shopsdurchstöbern
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said Levin, watching a slender tress at the back of her round little head that was continually hidden when she passed the comb through the front.
The girl's fervid temp erament intensified the essentially feminine pleasure that most women feel in the passage of the comb through their hair, to a luxury of sensation which absorbed her in enjoyment, so serenely self-demonstrative, so drowsily deep that it did irresistibly suggest a pet cat's enjoyment under a caressing hand.
The alternative method is called wet combing -- thoroughly wetting the hair and then running a fine comb through it.