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Synonyms for comb

a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge

the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

any of several tools for straightening fibers

ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

the act of drawing a comb through hair

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smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

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I was able practically to show this fact, by covering the edges of the hexagonal walls of a single cell, or the extreme margin of the circumferential rim of a growing comb, with an extremely thin layer of melted vermilion wax; and I invariably found that the colour was most delicately diffused by the bees--as delicately as a painter could have done with his brush--by atoms of the coloured wax having been taken from the spot on which it had been placed, and worked into the growing edges of the cells all round.
When bees have a place on which they can stand in their proper positions for working,--for instance, on a slip of wood, placed directly under the middle of a comb growing downwards so that the comb has to be built over one face of the slip--in this case the bees can lay the foundations of one wall of a new hexagon, in its strictly proper place, projecting beyond the other completed cells.
Tegetmeier, I separated two combs, and put between them a long, thick, square strip of wax: the bees instantly began to excavate minute circular pits in it; and as they deepened these little pits, they made them wider and wider until they were converted into shallow basins, appearing to the eye perfectly true or parts of a sphere, and of about the diameter of a cell.
In ordinary combs it has appeared to me that the bees do not always succeed in working at exactly the same rate from the opposite sides; for I have noticed half-completed rhombs at the base of a just-commenced cell, which were slightly concave on one side, where I suppose that the bees had excavated too quickly, and convex on the opposed side, where the bees had worked less quickly.
Tegetmeier that it has been experimentally found that no less than from twelve to fifteen pounds of dry sugar are consumed by a hive of bees for the secretion of each pound of wax; so that a prodigious quantity of fluid nectar must be collected and consumed by the bees in a hive for the secretion of the wax necessary for the construction of their combs. Moreover, many bees have to remain idle for many days during the process of secretion.
That was your mother's pet comb once," whispered Melissa to the Princess.
There was black comb so old that they had forgotten where it hung; orange, buff, and ochre-varnished store-comb, built as bees were used to build before the days of artificial foundations; and there was a little, white, frail new work.
A cascade of Oddities, chips of broken comb, scale, fluff, and grubs slid out, crackled, sizzled, popped a little, and then the flames roared up and consumed all that fuel.
I brought in a full load of first-class stuff, and the Guard told me to go and be foul-brooded!" She sat down in the cool draught across the combs.
[ClickPress, Thu Jul 04 2019] The growing demand for novel food, rising penetration of internet and demand from increasing aging population is driving the growth of rooster comb extract market globally.
Aberdeen Comb Works started out around 1830 in King Street but moved to Hutcheon Street in 1835.
When the comb is hit or pecked, some tissues get squashed, tiny blood vessels are broken and blood accumulates in the broken tissues.
The company Graf, located in Rapperswil, Switzerland, is a leading supplier of clothings for flat cards, roller cards and combs for combing machines.
The first candidate said 'I managed to sell one comb. The monks scolded me, saying I was openly mocking them.
Starting November 16th, Master Well Comb's most popular product, Krew Comb, will be sold in the 4 oz.