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 for Combing machine
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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