Kembed
Kemb \Kemb\ (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His longe hair was kembed behind his back. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Kemb — (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His longe hair was kembed behind his back. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kembing — Kemb Kemb (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His longe hair was kembed behind his back. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kempt — Kemb Kemb (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His longe hair was kembed behind his back. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kemb — I. ˈkem transitive verb (kembed md ; or kempt m(p)t ; kembed or kempt ; kembing ; kembs) Etymology: Middle English kemben, from Old English cemb …   Useful english dictionary

  • unkempt — adjective Etymology: Middle English unkemd, unkempt, from un + kembed, kempt, past participle of kemben to comb, from Old English cemban; akin to Old High German chempen to comb, Old English camb comb more at comb Date: 14th century 1. not combed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unkempt — /ʌnˈkɛmpt / (say un kempt) adjective 1. not combed, as the hair. 2. having the hair not combed or cared for. 3. in an uncared for, neglected, or untidy state. 4. crude, coarse, or unpolished, as persons. {variant of unkembed, from un 2 + kembed,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • un|kempt´ness — un|kempt «uhn KEHMPT», adjective. 1. not combed; matted or disheveled: »unkempt hair. 2. not properly cared for; neglected; untidy: »the unkempt clothes of a tramp. ╂[Middle English unkembed < un un 1 + kempt, kembed, Old English cembed combed …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|kempt — «uhn KEHMPT», adjective. 1. not combed; matted or disheveled: »unkempt hair. 2. not properly cared for; neglected; untidy: »the unkempt clothes of a tramp. ╂[Middle English unkembed < un un 1 + kempt, kembed, Old English cembed combed, past… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cemmed — ME. form of kembed, combed …   Useful english dictionary

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