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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coombe A hollow in a hillside. Prov. Eng See Comb Combe.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Comb Combe, in this sense


In literature:

BROOKE, SIR JAMES (1803-1868), English soldier, traveller and raja of Sarawak, was born at Coombe Grove near Bath, on the 29th of April 1803.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The details of its management were under Coombes, who possessed considerable ability in this direction.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
Coombes and Durand, all in a more or less dazed condition, helping to dig out the wounded.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
At the upper end of the coombe the spring issued, and at the lower was the millpond.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
Coombs was married at West Dean, but not fortunately.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
Hall, Coombe House, near.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890" by Various
If Old Hank Coombs were only here now I'd be glad to turn the whole business over to him, and play second fiddle.
"The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon" by James Carson
Coombes, of the Bucks, on our left, who gallantly got a machine gun into the open and took them in the flank.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
In about an hour from this time Sheriff Coombs entered the woolen factory, and a minute or two later went to the flockers.
"Under Fire" by Frank A. Munsey
Coombs, who owned the slip and the boats, said he hadn't done such a business in years.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
The quarry was near the Lamberts' house, and the Coombe Woods stretched above it for miles.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The Longs lived near the mill-pond, and Mrs. Long had been in the habit of sending Jerry Coombs, the former watchman, a nightly lunch.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
Before a fire that smouldered on the broad hearth Jalap Coombs dozed in a big chair, while Nel-te romped with Amook on the floor.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
Phil stationed himself in the bow, Serge tended sheet, and Jalap Coombs steered.
"Harper's Round Table, July 16, 1895" by Various
Frederick Coombs, Freeport, N. Y. Joseph Coscia, 830 Cortland Ave., New York.
"Company B, 307th Infantry" by Julius Klausner
This coomb is seen on the eastern side of the valley of the Ouse, in the suburbs of the town of Lewes.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Coombe Miller, Dean of Chichester and rector of Winfarthing and Snetterton.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Thousands of coombs of barley were sold at 9s.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
It was a green and amber evening, with the shadows already deepening over Coombe Woods and the calling of homing rooks in the air.
"In Accordance with the Evidence" by Oliver Onions
Coombs, F. W., 62nd St. John Fusiliers.
"South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I" by J. Castell Hopkins

In poetry:

When summers seven have robed each tree, And decked the coombs with green,
If I come not back, then thou art free,
To wed or not, and to think of me
As I had never been.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles

In news:

Produced by Davis Coombe, Diane Markrow.
Rocky Contos, James Harper, Darin McQuoid, Ben Stookesberry, and Jesse Coombs.
Investigators say a 2006 Honda Civic, driven by Daniel Coombes, 46, of Doswell.
Google honoured Ernie Coombs with a Google doodle on November 26, 2012.
Plan to reconfigure Coombs approved .
The Banning school board has approved a plan to reconfigure Coombs Intermediate School, a plan that affects other schools in the district.
Bradley Manning's civilian defense attorney, David Coombs, revealed the offer Wednesday during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade.
And keeping up with David Coombs, the Court Martial Man and his client, Bradley Manning, we give you:
Grace Mary Coombs, 81, was granted her angel wings on April 11, 2010.
Ms Coombes is a writer in San Francisco.
YMCA Of Marquette County Executive Director Lisa Coombs-Gerou.
Photo by Peter Coombs/The Marriott Theatre.
Flames escape through a freshly cut roof vent as firefighters battle a blaze at 246 Coombs Road in Brunswick on Friday afternoon, July 13.
In response, Jaguar stalwart John Coombs purchased a GTO, which Jaguar 's Malcolm Sayer deconstructed and analyzed.
Andrea Coombes, Working Retirement reporter.

In science:

This phenomenon is described in the literature as mode-locking [Svensson and Coombes, 2009].
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Coombs (1975) provided many compelling arguments for sauropod terrestriality.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
They derived into new theoretical results on the dynamics of neural networks (Mirollo and Strogatz 1990, Budelli et al. 1991 and 1997, Budelli and Catsigeras 1992, Rieke et al. 1997, Coombes and Lord 1997).
Deterministic Dynamics and Chaos: Epistemology and Interdisciplinary Methodology
Coombes,S. and C R Laing,C.R. (2009). Delays in activity based neural networks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol. 367, pp 1117—1129. ▲ Cooper,L.N. (1995): How we learn. How we remember. Toward an understanding of brain and neural systems.
Deterministic Dynamics and Chaos: Epistemology and Interdisciplinary Methodology