comb-brush

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comb-brush (plural comb-brushes)

  1. (obsolete) A lady's maid.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 636:
      the maid who at present attended on Sophia was recommended by Lady Bellaston, with whom she had lived for some time in the capacity of a comb-brush; she was a very sensible girl [...]