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Combing machine definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Combing Comb"ing, n. 1. The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool. Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded. 2. pl. (a) That which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair. (b) Hair arranged to be worn on the head. The baldness, thinness, and . . . deformity of their hair is supplied by borders and combings. --Jer. Taylor. (c) (Naut.) See Coamings. Combing machine (Textile Manuf.), a machine for combing wool, flax, cotton, etc., and separating the longer and more valuable fiber from the shorter. See also Carding machine, under Carding.




 


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