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Related to fine-tooth: fine-tooth comb
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Adj.1.fine-tooth - having fine teeth set close together; "a fine-toothed comb"
toothed - having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination; "saw-toothed"
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She assumes a crushing dignity and goes on serenely practicing with her fine-tooth comb and quoting poetry just the same as if you were not present at all.
Weve gone through the proposed 10-Year Plan with a fine-tooth comb.
I've shelled out for the smelly shampoos and the fine-tooth combs and put up with all the wriggling and complaining involved in getting rid of my children's disgusting bloodsucking parasites.
5-inch-long bit driver, six hex bits with ball detents (3/16- and 1/8-inch flat, #1 and #2 Phillips, 3/32-inch hex, and T15 torx), a 3/32-inch pin punch with 8-32 threads, a 3-inch Tanto knife blade, a fine-tooth metal file, a Government Model 1911 bushing wrench, an Officer's ACP bushing wrench, and a tap hammer surface.
AL SHAQAB RACING'S vet will examine Treve with a fine-tooth comb, connections said yesterday as they digested her disappointing defeat in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.
But he claimed the bank had gone through their business "with a fine-tooth comb" and he'd be "devastated" if another controversy blew up.
Environmental health officers went through his parlour with a fine-tooth comb and it appears that he has been cleared of any blame.
If desired, a fine-tooth comb can be used to remove dead lice and nits from the hair.
But historian and writer Abdulla Khalifa Abdulla Al Ghanem still had a few anxious moments, officials went through his nomination papers with a fine-tooth comb - to ensure there were no more errors.
They went through her luggage with a fine-tooth comb," the Sun quoted a source at Thomson, which organised the flight from Gatwick, as saying.
All this process and fine-tooth combing takes place before the Power List ever sees ink or distribution.
The Eurogroup will then go through the other states' budget forecasts with a fine-tooth comb in June and July.