[koh-mer] /ˈkoʊ mər/
a person or thing that .
a long, curling wave.
a person, tool, or machine that combs wool, flax, etc
a long curling wave; roller
c.1200, “one who cards wool,” agent noun from comb (v.).
noun 1. (in weaving) a wooden frame pierced with a series of small holes through which the harness cords are threaded, used to regulate the cords and determine the texture and width of a repeat in a fabric.
- Come up against
Encounter, especially an obstacle or problem. For example, I’ve never come up against anything I can’t handle, or Dealing with Malcolm is like coming up against a brick wall.
- Come up for air
verb phrase To pause, take a break: been at this since 8 and need to come up for air
- Come up in the world
see: come up , def. 4.