combing

noun

comb·​ing

less common spelling of coaming

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

Examples of combing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The estranged couple’s conflict involves quasi-legalistic combing of memory to pick holes in each other’s conflicting recollections: who did what to whom, and when. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 3 Jan. 2024 Earlier in 2023, Auman's Funeral Home announced that Stoneman Willie finally would be laid to rest — and that his real name finally had been discovered through careful combing of historical documents. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 3 Oct. 2023 This type of edge brush helps with the smoothing of edges before styling, and subsequent combing ensures a natural finish. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 24 Aug. 2023 The trimming, the combing, the shaping, the beard oils! Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 7 Aug. 2023 The islands are dedicated to beach combing and shelling. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 20 June 2023 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

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“Combing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combing. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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