less common spelling of coaming

: a raised frame (as around a hatchway in the deck of a ship) to keep out water

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Our testers found that this shampoo lathered and rinsed well without weighing down hair, while making combing and styling afterward easier. Good Housekeeping, 13 Mar. 2023 This shampoo-conditioner combo simultaneously cleanses hair strands and hydrates them thanks to the inclusion of guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, a conditioning agent which has been shown to make combing easier after use. Good Housekeeping, 13 Mar. 2023 The staff brought him into the cold back room, and he was greeted by the volunteer who sat and watched before him, or the person who’d just finished the ritual washing: the buckets of water poured, the wiping with warm cloths, the cleaning of the nails, the combing of the hair. Nicole Krauss, Harper's Magazine, 24 Nov. 2020 Even 19th-century Impressionist artists like Edgar Degas were fascinated by the ritual of hair combing. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2023 Restores a silky feel to the coat and helps improve dry and wet combing. Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2022 However, gentle combing and hair care practices will be most effective in allowing the hair to grow, Abittan said. ABC News, 19 Aug. 2022 Excessive combing of your hair can lead to breakage, and that’s with any look that includes the bleaching of your tresses. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 10 June 2022 In warmer months, go beach combing or swimming on quiet Chesapeake Bay Beach at First Landing State Park, the original arrival site of British colonists in 1607. Robin Catalano, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Combing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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