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Definition of "combes" [combes]

  • Plural form of combe. (noun)

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Use "combes" in a sentence
  • "So they built down in the valleys and in the long low inlets from the sea that were called combes, and as a result one might stand on the high moors looking across country, and never know there was a house within a mile."
  • "a superb drive of about five hours, amid wild gorges, grandiose rocks that have here taken every imaginable form -- rampart, citadel, fortress, tower, all trellised and tasselled with the brightest green; and narrow mountains, valleys, here called "combes" -- delicious little emerald islands shut in by towering heights on every side."
  • "I think of them as intrinsic to the anciently mild wooded valleys, or combes, of western Britain, and yet their pallor and their music has been forged as much in the coppery earth of the forests of Congo and West Africa."