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currycomb

cur·ry·comb

 (kûr′ē-kōm′, kŭr′-)
n.
A comb with plastic or rubber teeth, used for grooming horses.
tr.v. cur·ry·combed, cur·ry·comb·ing, cur·ry·combs
To groom with a currycomb.

currycomb

(ˈkʌrɪˌkəʊm)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a square comb consisting of rows of small teeth, used for grooming horses

cur•ry•comb

(ˈkɜr iˌkoʊm, ˈkʌr-)

n.
1. a comb, usu. with rows of metal teeth, for currying horses.
v.t.
2. to rub or clean with such a comb.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.currycomb - a square comb with rows of small teethcurrycomb - a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses
comb - a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
Verb1.currycomb - clean (a horse) with a currycomb
comb - straighten with a comb; "comb your hair"
Translations

currycomb

[ˈkʌrɪkəʊm] Nalmohaza f

currycomb

nStriegel m
vtstriegeln
References in classic literature ?
He told them that the army had nothing but the clothes they stood up in; that their wine was iced; that the dead stood stock-still in the road just where they were; that they had seen White Russia, and that they currycombed the horses there with their teeth; that those who were fond of skating had fine times of it, and people who had a fancy for savory ices had as much as they could put away; that the women were generally poor company; but that the only thing they could really complain of was the want of hot water for shaving.
Presumably including getting people currycombed to death.