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Comber   /kˈoʊmər/   Listen
Comber

noun
1.
A person who separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool.
2.
A long curling sea wave.
3.
A machine that separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool.






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"Comber" Quotes from Famous Books



... with his dusky brother when he sees him thus at home in his airy palace—any man who doesn't fraternise closely with his kind when thus brought face to face with our primitive existence, I don't envy him his stern and wild Caledonian ethics. The beach-comber instinct should be strong in all sane minds. Or if that blunt way of putting it perchance offend the weaker brethren, let us say rather, the spirit of the Lotus-eaters. For the man who doesn't want to eat of the Lotus just once in his life has become too civilised: the iron of the Gradgrind ...
— Science in Arcady • Grant Allen



Words linked to "Comber" :   worker, moving ridge, machine, wave



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