He soon ascended high enough to seize the combings of the scuttle, and in a moment more stood safe upon the roof.
"It wasn't just a tangle, like combings," she went on slowly.
The captain complied, and the Lieutenant was permitted to look into the holds, both of which had loose grain up to the combings.
When she combed her hair, she gathered the combings together.
combings, raised woodwork round the hatches, to prevent the water going down to the hold.
I took down all the combings for the birds and they are crazy about them.
They were but just in time, when some dark heads were seen rising up above the combings of the hatchway.
At that instant, an erect and unmoved form stood on the combings of the main hatch.
Another instant and the brig was on her beam ends, with the water rising up to the combings of the hatchway.
There were unseasonable washings, dressings, combings and curlings—admonitions to be "a little gentleman."