One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A metal device with serrated ridges, used for removing dirt from a body brush with which a horse is being groomed.
- ‘If you ask a Yorkshire man, at his first coming up to get a service, what he can do; his answer is, sir, he can look after your horse, for he handles a curry comb as naturally as a young scrivener does a pen and ink.’
- ‘I told him about the brushes, the curry combs, the hoof picks, enormous detail my Dad had taught me, things I hardly could believe I knew or remembered.’
- ‘She began with a curry comb to loosen the dirt then a hard brush to sweep it away.’
- ‘"Well, no", Annie said, trading her curry comb for a hard brush.’
- ‘‘I tried curry combs, cat brushes and Velcro but finally settled on a simple 4-inch square of carpet with a few small tacks sticking through it,’ he says.’
- ‘I brushed Ginger, Maude, Patience, and Patrick with a curry comb while they ate every evening.’
- ‘Grabbing a curry comb from the pile, I started rubbing his coat in circles, getting all the dirt off and raising all the loose hair.’
- ‘They keep brushes, curry combs, hoof picks and medicine clean and in cabinet.’
- 1.1 A rubber or plastic device with short teeth on one side, used to loosen dirt in a horse's coat.
- ‘Trek took the rubber curry comb, and held it in his hand.’
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