combwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

comb +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

combwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of a comb; with a scraping motion intended to straighten.
    • 1905, Edgar Jepson, Lady Noggs, peeress
      "Well, we have disposed of them, at any rate, which is always something gained," said the Prime Minister, passing his fingers combwise through his beard...