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 for Combing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comb \Comb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Combed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Combing.]
     To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay
     smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb
     hair or wool. See under Combing.
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           Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright.
                                                    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Combing \Comb"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs;
        as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool.
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     Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of
           long staple; short wool is carded.
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     2. pl.
        (a) That which is caught or collected with a comb, as
            loose, tangled hair.
        (b) Hair arranged to be worn on the head.
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                  The baldness, thinness, and . . . deformity of
                  their hair is supplied by borders and combings.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
        (c) (Naut.) See Coamings.
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     Combing machine (Textile Manuf.), a machine for combing
        wool, flax, cotton, etc., and separating the longer and
        more valuable fiber from the shorter. See also Carding
        machine, under Carding.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  combing
      n 1: the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a
           comb" [syn: comb, combing]

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