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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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After her came grey wolves, fawning on her, and grim- eyed lions, and bears, and fleet leopards, ravenous for deer: and she was glad in heart to see them, and put desire in their breasts, so that they all mated, two together, about the shadowy coombes.
He carried me over many fields of mortal men and over much land untilled and unpossessed, where savage wild-beasts roam through shady coombes, until I thought never again to touch the life-giving earth with my feet.
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