currycomb


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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

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currycomb

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References in classic literature ?
Then he took out a currycomb and worked over them till they shone like glass.
On which animal would a currycomb normally be used?
As the narrative moves back to third person discourse, the reader learns that the emperor went on to speak "of arms and great deeds of war and, taking the currycomb in his hand, made fencing motions in front of those kings, princes, and lords, and then in their name responded with the most inane speeches in the world" ("de opera d'arme e de gran facti de guerra e, prendendo la striglia in mano, scrimiva denanti a quilli re, principi e signori, e poi in nome de loro respondeva le magior papolate del mondo" 15-16).
Many years ago, at boarding school, I studied equitation and dressage, and I still know my way around a currycomb.
Grooming supplies, including a soft brush for your horse's face, a stiffer brush for his body, a rubber and/or metal currycomb to remove dried mud from his coat.