To Kemb. v.a. [cœmban, Saxon; kammen, German: now written, perhaps less properly, to comb.] To separate or disentangle by a denticulated instrument.
Yet are the men more loose than they,
More kemb'd and bath'd, and rubb'd and trim'd,
More sleek. Benj. Johnson.
Thy head and hair are sleek;
And then thou kemb'st the tuzzes on thy cheek. Dryden.