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 (kŏm′stŏk′, kŭm′-), Anthony 1844-1915.
American reformer. As organizer and secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, he became notorious for his moral crusades against literature and artwork that he considered obscene.
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(ˈkʌm stɒk, ˈkɒm-)

Anthony, 1844–1915, U.S. reformer.
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He is taking corn to Winesburg to be ground into meal at Comstock's mill.
The contribution of the Bakken assets and the refinancing materially improves Comstock's credit position by adding a greater mix of higher margin oil and providing PDP cash flows to help fund for the company's Haynesville development program.
According to a report from the Police Region-III Office (PRO-3), eight sachets and five improvised tooters with residue of alleged shabu, weighing scale, a bundle of empty plastic sachets, and two plastic bottles of soft drinks containing a supposed illegal liquid substance were recovered on Thursday from the suspects, identified as Michelle Comstock and Mariano Camacam, also known as Bong Guevarra.
Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus, regional director of Central Luzon Police Reigonal office (PRO-3), identified the suspects as Michelle Comstock alias Tisay and Bridgette De Joya, a former sexy actress, and her live-in partner Bong Guevarra, 42, of Northville, Calulut Resettlement, San Fernando, Pampanga.
Novato, CA, June 07, 2018 --( "Sustainability is very important to us, here at Comstock Wines," state Kelly Comstock-Ferris.
In the early 1940s, Gene Autry visited Tucson and entertained sick children at the Comstock Children's Hospital.
To do this, I have to go back to the Comstock Law of the 1870s and then back even deeper in the nineteenth century to the clashing worlds of evangelical Christianity and sporting culture--a conflict that brought into being the laws governing censorship of obscenity through the US mails, provoked an array of state statutes dealing with buying and selling of obscene materials, and brought the Massachusetts State Police to Newton Arvin's door.
29 January 2018 - Virginia, US-based real estate development company Comstock Companies has acquired has acquired the Reston, Virginia urban property Sunset Square from Virginia-based commercial real estate developer Linden Development Group to expand the neighbourhood to more than 20 acres, the company said.
Sweden, April 1 -- USS Comstock (LSD 45) departed Sri Lanka today following a week of exchanges with the Sri Lankan Navy and Marine Corps.
An innovative development in practical shooting competition was the "Comstock" scoring system, designed by Walt Comstock.
Seth Nicholas Comstock, 33, was sentenced to 19 months in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court to felony charges of luring a minor and unlawful delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.