coomb

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coomb

2 [koom]
noun
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coom or coomb (kuːm)
 
n
dialect chiefly (Scot), (Northern English) waste material, such as dust from coal, grease from axles, etc
 
[C16 (meaning: soot): probably a variant of culm1]
 
coomb or coomb
 
n
 
[C16 (meaning: soot): probably a variant of culm1]

coomb, combe, coombe or comb (kuːm)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Southern English) a short valley or deep hollow, esp in chalk areas
2.  chiefly (Northern English) another name for cirque
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]
 
combe, combe, coombe or comb
 
n
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]
 
coombe, combe, coombe or comb
 
n
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]
 
comb, combe, coombe or comb
 
n
 
[Old English cumb (in place names), probably of Celtic origin; compare Old French combe small valley and Welsh cwm valley]

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coomb
"deep hollow or valley, especially on flank of a hill," mainly surviving in place names, from O.E. cumb, probably a British word, from Celt. base *kumbos (cf. Welsh cwm in same sense).
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