Whale-oil is principally used in oiling wools for combing, in batching flax and other vegetable fibres, in currying and chamois leather-making, and as a lubricant for machinery.
Combing it up into a pony tail, she bound it and eyed her image critically in the mirror.
Left with her towel and her toiletries, she took her time applying the thick moisturizer and lotion over her entire body, then finished by combing through her hair.
Jackson took a lock of her hair in his hand, carefully combing through all the colors for the bronze.
Combing her hair, she was thankful for the natural curls that softly framed her face.
In length, requiring great care and frequent combing to prevent it from becoming matted.
It is one of the chief centres in France for wool combing and spinning, and produces a great variety of cloths.
It has a Protestant and a Roman Catholic church, and is the seat of considerable industries; notably wool-combing, weaving, jute-spinning and the manufacture of linoleum.
The animal undergoes during that time a process of combing by which all the wool and a portion of the hair, which of necessity comes with it, is removed.
The chief industries are flax-spinning, rope-making, sugar refining, book printing, wool combing and dyeing, and it also manufactures beer, tobacco and cigars, cotton and woollen stuffs, furniture, organs and pianos; besides which there are saw, oil and grain mills, machine works, and numerous goldsmiths and silversmiths.
The preparing, combing, spinning, weaving and finishing of alpacas and mohairs are dealt with under WooL.
It may be mentioned that more or less breaking takes place between each pair of rollers, the pins of which are opposed, and that combing and drawing out obtains between those rollers with pins pointing in the same direction.
All, however, perform the same function, viz., combing out the fibres and thus laying them parallel, and in addition drawing out the sliver.
The lower orders generally, have the hair over the temporal bone long, and brought in two long locks turning backwards behind the ear, termed zulf; the beaux and youths are constantly twisting and combing these.
To get her to do the simplest thing, such as combing her hair or washing her hands or buttoning her boots, it was necessary to use force, and, of course, a distressing scene followed.
This is the process equivalent to combing in the wool industry.
This drum revolves slowly, and in its revolution conveys the fringes of silk past two quickly running smaller combing drums. These combing drums being covered with fine steel teeth penetrate their combs through the fringes of silk depending from the large drum, thus combing through the silk.
The flat frame is the most gentle in its usage of the silk, but is most costly in labour; whilst the circular frame, being more severe in its action, is not suitable for the thoroughly degummed silks, but on the other hand is best for silks containing much wormy matter, because the silk hanging down into the combing teeth is thoroughly cleansed of such foreign matter, which is deposited under the machine.
First the filled silk is placed into a holding receptacle, clamped fast, and presented to combing teeth.
Police dogs were seen combing the property.