A comb is a toothed device used for styling, cleaning and managing hair and scalp. Combs are among the oldest tools found by archaeologists, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5,000 years ago in Persia. This is to say that the comb has always been among the most important tools of human civilization.
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... as a subspace of equipped with the subspace topology is known as the comb space ... The deleted comb space, D, is defined by ... This is the comb space with the line segment deleted ...
... The two streams meet at Revelin Moss to form Comb Beck ... Comb Beck is fed by Comb Gill which, along with its tributary Black Gill, flows southward through Thornthwaite Forest ... Comb Beck continues through the village of Thornthwaite, where it takes the name Chapel Beck, before flowing into Newlands Beck at Rough Mire just south of Bassenthwaite Lake ...
... Most species have eight strips, called comb rows, that run the length of their bodies and bear comb-like bands of cilia, called "ctenes," stacked along ... The name "ctenophora" means "comb-bearing", from the Greek κτείς (stem-form κτεν-) meaning "comb" and the Greek suffix -φορος meaning "carrying" ...
... The Setre Comb is a comb which has been dated from the 650 to 700 C.E ... The Setre Comb, listed as N KJ40 in the Rundata catalog, was discovered in an ancient refuse heap in 1932 in Setre, which is near Brevik, Norway, and is ... The comb is made of bone and its inscription features a mixture of Elder Futhark and Younger Futhark characters ...
... A set of combs found on the 16th century ship Mary Rose A pocket comb A modern plastic comb with a handle Solokha comb, Scythian, ca. 400 BC (Hermitage Museum) Sculptured comb, in ivory, of the 16th-century (Sauvageot Collection) Changzhou combs produced also for decorative purposes Head louse comb ...
Famous quotes containing the word comb:
“Soldier, scholar, horseman, he,
As twere all lifes epitome.
What made us dream that he could comb grey hair?”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“And still we wear our uniforms, follow
The cracked cry of the bugles, comb and brush
Our pride and prejudice, doctor the sallow
Initial ardor, wish to keep it fresh.
Still we applaud the Presidents voice and face.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
“So summer comes in the end to these few stains
And the rust and rot of the door through which she went.
The house is empty. But here is where she sat
To comb her dewy hair, a touchless light,
Perplexed by its darker iridescences.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)