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comb

1. a vascular, red cutaneous structure attached in a sagittal plane to the dorsum of the skull of domestic fowl. It consists of a base attached to the skull, a central mass called the body, a backward projecting blade and upward projecting points.
2. part of mechanical sheep shears.
3. see ctenidium.

buttercup comb
has no blade and is divided sagittally. It is cup-shaped with points arranged around the cup.
cushion comb
a low, small, oval, smooth body with no points.
nasal comb
the red, vascular structure across the base of the beak in the turkey. Called also snood, frontal process.
pea comb
has three blades with a row of points arising from each.
rose comb
a low elongated comb from which many small points arise. There is a backward projecting spike in lieu of a blade.
Silkie comb
similar to the V-comb but without points.
single comb
has all of the components without variation; the standard comb.
strawberry comb
a small, oval, flattened comb with a wrinkled surface.
V-comb
two large, conical points diverge from a sizeable body. Usually accompanies a crest of feathers.
References in classic literature ?
As Grimaud entered he saw this comb on the tea-table; he took it up, and as he took it he made a low bow.
Who is this wretch who takes my comb and puts it in his pocket?
Grimaud drew the comb from his pocket and passing his fingers over the largest teeth, pronounced this one word, "Pointed.
Not by a whole comb," cried the young bee who had broken the cluster.
A pale, damp, creased thing hoisted itself feebly on to the comb.
The girl's mechanically moving hand stopped, and held the comb in suspense.
Her eyes suddenly flashed, her hand suddenly shook the comb at me, in a burst of jealous rage.
The Melipona itself is intermediate in structure between the hive and humble bee, but more nearly related to the latter: it forms a nearly regular waxen comb of cylindrical cells, in which the young are hatched, and, in addition, some large cells of wax for holding honey.
Reflecting on this case, it occurred to me that if the Melipona had made its spheres at some given distance from each other, and had made them of equal sizes and had arranged them symmetrically in a double layer, the resulting structure would probably have been as perfect as the comb of the hive-bee.
A BEE from Mount Hymettus, the queen of the hive, ascended to Olympus to present Jupiter some honey fresh from her combs.
For there lay The Combs--the set of combs, side and back, that Della had worshipped long in a Broadway window.
I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.