fine toothcomb


fine toothcomb
fine toothcomb

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • fine-toothcomb — fine tooth comb (fīnʹto͞othʹ) or fine toothed comb ( to͞othtʹ, to͞othdʹ) n. 1. A comb with teeth set close together. 2. A method of searching or investigating in minute detail: examined the figures with a fine toothed comb but found no errors. *… …   Universalium

  • toothcomb — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ used with reference to a very thorough search: the police went over the area with a fine toothcomb. USAGE The forms toothcomb and fine toothcomb arose from a misreading of the compound noun fine tooth comb, i.e. a comb with narrow …   English terms dictionary

  • toothcomb — The expression toothcomb or (fine toothcomb) arose from a misreading of the compound noun fine tooth comb (i.e. a comb with fine teeth). Purists will insist on the original form, but the altered form follows the familiar pattern of idioms that… …   Modern English usage

  • Toothcomb — This article is about the tooth structure, for the comb see nit comb. A toothcomb (tooth comb, dental comb) is an anatomical structure found in certain prosimians, in particular those in the suborder Strepsirrhini, which includes lemurs, galagos… …   Wikipedia

  • toothcomb — /ˈtuθkoʊm/ (say toohthkohm) noun 1. a comb with very fine teeth, usually at each edge. –phrase 2. with a fine toothcomb, in great detail; very painstakingly. {tooth + comb1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • toothcomb — noun Brit. used with reference to a very thorough search: the police went over the area with a fine toothcombining Origin orig. from a misreading of the compound noun fine tooth comb …   English new terms dictionary

  • toothcomb — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Britain : a comb with fine teeth * * * toothˈcomb noun A fine tooth(ed) comb (qv under ↑fine1) • • • Main Entry: ↑tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Comb — For other uses, see Comb (disambiguation). A comb A Punjabi w …   Wikipedia

  • Peigne dentaire — d un lémur catta (L. catta), avec ses prémolaires ressemblant à des canines en arrière …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PRIMATES — Au sein de la classe des Mammifères, l’ordre des Primates occupe une place particulière dans la mesure où il inclut l’Homme. Mais il présente une hétérogénéité suffisante pour nourrir les débats relatifs aux traits qui sont censés différencier à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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