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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.
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Graf's latest innovation, the new circular comb series Ri-Q-Comb flex, with height adjustable geometry, a detachable spoiler and a 130Adeg combing surface has been developed for high-performance combers of the latest generation.
Under the combing operations, military would be deployed in potentially troubled areas and the troops would then seek out terrorists, their sleeper cells and facilitators, an official said while explaining the new concept.
Although one colleague admitted to combing his hair and likened it to straightening out all the "irrationalities and confusions of the day" and said combing one's hair is the one thing that separates man from gorilla.
The alternative method is called wet combing -- thoroughly wetting the hair and then running a fine comb through it.
The nurse spent more than three hours combing through Amy's long brown hair, picking out sesame-seed-size insects and their tiny eggs, called nits.
Simply combing the child's hair every night could act as a prevention by ensuring lice never take hold in the first place.
The new combing set achieves the greatest productivity worldwide.
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Graf will also present new products for the combing process.
The lower rate of fibre damage leads to a substantial decrease in the waste generated in the combing process, which is equivalent to an increase in the share of good fibres.