Comb Comb, Combe Combe (? or ?), n. [AS. comb, prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwm a dale, valley.] That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it. [Written also {coombe}.] --Buckland. [1913 Webster]

A gradual rise the shelving combe Displayed. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

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