Related to combings: comb out


Small loose pieces of material, such as hairs or wool, removed with a comb.


pl n
1. the loose hair, wool, etc, removed by combing, esp that of animals
2. (Textiles) the unwanted loose short fibres removed in combing cotton, etc


(ˈkoʊ mɪŋz)
hairs removed with a comb or a brush.


[ˈkəʊmɪŋz] NPLpeinaduras fpl
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I desired the queen's woman to save for me the combings of her majesty's hair, whereof in time I got a good quantity; and consulting with my friend the cabinet-maker, who had received general orders to do little jobs for me, I directed him to make two chair-frames, no larger than those I had in my box, and to bore little holes with a fine awl, round those parts where I designed the backs and seats; through these holes I wove the strongest hairs I could pick out, just after the manner of cane chairs in England.
Al-Ayyam said Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza accused political and security elements in the West Bank of being behind a recent series of car combings in Gaza.
The cockpit is a well protected area behind the bulkheads of Buizen's high deck saloon cabin top and tall combings will make this a cosy area at sea.
The waste combings go into straw bales for new-age building and of course the grain is milled into flour for delicious bread and cakes.
In addition, human blood was detected on oral swabs and smear slides, head hair combings and fingernail scrapings collected from Mr.
The combings started just days after heavy fighting erupted across the border in South Kordofan, on June 5, between the Sudanese Armed Forces (Northern army) and militia aligned to the soon-to-be-independent South.
75 feet--1 1/2-inch-by-1 1/2-inch-by-3/16-inch aluminum angle (hatch combings, strakes on hull bottoms)
It took many shower baths, combings, lotionings and sprayings to get her clean and presentable, but all the while her fantastic temperament shone through.
THE brother of a woman killed in the July 7 terrorist combings has said the pain of losing her will never go away.
I could see no purpose in it, nor the sense of forcing my feet into those boots, the clothes that fisted up between my legs, the baths, the bath brushes, the combings, scourings, parings: I could not see it
Comb all family members at least every three days and don't stop until everyone has been nit-free for two combings.