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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.
John Cornyn, R-Texas, who said Texans "have long benefited from the leadership and tireless work ethic of Susan Combs.
Instead of going out and pounding on doors or doing telemarketing--two things I absolutely despise--I spent time taking CPAs to lunch and kind of schmoozing," says Combs, who was a hospitality major at the University of Missouri.
Following a period of design and development and overwhelmingly positive feedback, the team released the comb to Kickstarter for crowdfunding before moving to manufacturing.
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Combs was arrested Monday for an alleged assault involving a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son plays football, a university statement said.
Here we explore the hypothesis that the fine combs found as grave goods in Arica archaeological sites were produced not only for combing the hair, but above all to mechanically remove head lice and their eggs.
The researchers observed that ozone treatments degraded the pesticides better in new combs (less than 3 years old) than in older ones (more than 10 years old).
8 January 2014 - UK alcoholic beverages maker Diageo Plc (LON:DGE) has set up a 50:50 tequila joint venture with US rapper and businessman Sean Combs's spirits and wine business Combs Wine & Spirits, the parties said today in a joint statement.
Most important were new data from the group led by Moroz, which had just finished analyzing the genome of the gooseberry comb jelly-P, bachei, a symmetrical beauty with eight combs of iridescent cilia and two long sticky tentacles.
Police said Combs was a passenger in a Cadillac Escalade on Sunset Boulevard when a Lexus saloon turned left in front of it and the vehicles collided.
A flamboyant and at times controversial figure, Combs became known as much for his legal battles with local banks and publicity stunts as for his wide-ranging business interests.