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- His completely ordinary education, colleagues, friends and past have all been gone over with a fine-tooth comb.
- Now the 24 American crew are being held against their will, while Chinese technicians go over their plane with a fine-tooth comb.
- Scientists, who go after everything with a fine-tooth comb, are always taking the fun out of mythology.
- Nicola Roxon in Sydney Morning Herald
I will be going through every request for an increase with a fine-tooth comb to make sure the increases are as low as they can be,Ms Roxon said.
- Hector De La Torre in BusinessWeek
Our committee looks to identify savings and efficiencies,said Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, a Democrat from South Gate who chairs the committee. "We will go through this with a fine-tooth comb to make sure this isn't a situation where...
- Gilles Bisson in Toronto Star
They found out that in fact, Mushkegowuk Council was a good organization that knows how to run things,said legislature member Gilles Bisson, who represents Timmins-James Bay. "But then, (they're) still, with a fine-tooth comb, picking at...