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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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Nay, more, I consider it as the only form of building in which happiness is attainable, and were I rich enough I would instantly pull Combe down, and build it up again in the exact plan of this cottage.
Then, and then only, under such a roof, I might perhaps be as happy at Combe as I have been at Barton.
From here they ascended the great ridge of the hills up the valley Combe, the projecting shoulder of the Downs covering their march from the town.
He also admitted Combe was lucky to stay on the pitch after the penalty incident.
Killie keeper Combe, who was beaten by a typical set-piece from the Celtic midfielder inWednesday's Co-op Cup defeat, has lost count of the number of times a Naka exocet has flown past him.
The part-time Killie coach believes Combe is ready to kick-start his international career at 33.
The Romanian was not to be denied, though, and he pounced three minutes before the interval when Combe spilled John Rankin's powerful drive.
Comments: Sales were flat last year at privately-held Combe.
The Castle Combe Racing School programme has just been made even more tempting with the launch of the Elise Sports & Racing Course, allowing anyone entitled to drive a car on the road to become a racing driver for a day.
The passage of Ivan Combe is truly the end of an era," says James Cope, immediate past president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
The graininess of the photograph complements the texture of the wall,'' Combe said approvingly.
We welcome Combe as our new CFO and Executive Committee member and Delloye to our Board of Directors," says Didier Benchimol, CEO of Cartesis.