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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.
From the kinky locks of one of the naked young men he drew a hand-carved, fine-toothed comb, the lofty back of which was inlaid with mother-of-pearl, which he later sold in Sydney to a curio shop for eight shillings.
The Dengvaxia case would have surely been vetted with the same fine-tooth comb, unless political considerations got the better of his decision-making process.
Weve gone through the proposed 10-Year Plan with a fine-tooth comb.
Ceredigion Council carried out a four-day inspection and, according to the owners, went over everything with a "fine-tooth comb", pointing out issues that the attraction needed to address.
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.
The Pistol Tool features 18 titanium-coated stainless-steel components, Including four Bondhus Protanium hex keys (1/16-, 0.05-, 0.035-, and 0.028-inch sizes) for laser sights, a nonhardened stainless-steel pick/scraper, a 2.5-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.
"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.