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combing,

process that follows cardingcarding,
process by which fibers are opened, cleaned, and straightened in preparation for spinning. The fingers were first used, then a tool of wood or bone shaped like a hand, then two flat pieces of wood (cards) covered with skin set with thorns or teeth.
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 in the preparation of fibers for spinning, lays the fibers parallel, and removes noils (short fibers). The modern combing machine is a specialized carding machine. Combing produces a fine sliver suitable for drawing out and spinning into strong, smooth yarn. The process, used for long staple cottons and worsted yarn, is expensive, since up to 25% of the card sliver is eliminated. Hackling is a form of combing, often by hand, used for linen.

combing

[′kōm·iŋ]
(building construction)
In roofing, the topmost row of shingles which project above the ridge line.
(engineering)
Using a comb or stiff bristle brush to create a pattern by pulling through freshly applied paint.
Scraping or smoothing a soft stone surface.
(textiles)
Elimination of short, curly fibers by means of a machine process.

combing

1. In roofing, the topmost row of shingles which project above the ridge line; the uppermost ridge on a roof.
2. Using a comb or stiff bristle brush to create a pattern by pulling through freshly applied paint. See antiquing.
3. Scraping or smoothing a soft stone surface.
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At least six suspects were taken into custody by the police and the law enforcement agencies during combing operation in Badin.
The combing operation was conducted by the local police team and officials of other law enforcement agencies headed by the Station House Officer of Islamgarh police Station Raja Imtiaz Shoukat, the sources said.
Lahore police last night conducted a combing operation and flag march in various areas of the city, including Punjab University New and Old Campus, Mughalpura, Railway Station and other sensitive places.
The army chief had talked about the 'combing operations' during his visit to Shawal last month, where he had announced the successful completion of the military action in North Waziristan.
Visual inspection was better for finding nits than wet combing while wet combing was best for diagnosing an active infestation.
One final note of encouragement: While daily combing sessions may start out as chore time, you may find that they actually become cuddle time with your cat.
You could argue going out without combing your hair is a bit like not ironing your shirt.
The curved shape is designed to make combing and detaining the hair easier.
He said: "The Arc gives a more comfortable combing experience.
Well, a type of comb like this Finger Comb, by Vogueti PRO, isn't just for unruly curls; it's a bathroom essential as its ideal for evenly combing through conditioning treatments, or even colour, without using fingers ( or gloves which may have a hole in!