2A person or machine that separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool.
- What I never knew until now is that February 3, the day after Candlemas, is the Feast of St Blaise, the patron saint of wool combers.
- The majority of combers, spinners, cob winders, spoolers, beamers, weavers, menders, and other workers (about three hundred in all) were female.
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A small fish that gapes when dead, occurring in shallow waters from the western English Channel to the Mediterranean. Also called gaper.
- Serranus cabrilla, family Serranidae
Mid 18th century: of unknown origin.
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