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  • s  having fine teeth set close together
    a fine-toothed comb

  • A stubbornly determined man who insisted on walking two miles to work each day though he had an artificial leg, Cowles's energy, and his papers' fine-toothed coverage of the empire .
  • The resulting tone, says Father Finn, "sounded like everybody was playing a fine-toothed comb.
  • Rosen and Marceau discovered that each of the X-rayed wood panels had been scratched over as if by a fine-toothed saw, producing a texture like that of woven fabric.
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  • Engineer inspects South Perry bridge
    A fine-toothed comb was not used, but inspectors were thoroughly going over Titusville's Perry Street Bridge on Thursday afternoon. Titusville City Councilman Keith Bromley, on Tuesday, said there have been discussions at the county government level about permanently closing the bridge.
    Sept. 21, 2013 - The Titusville Herald

  • Peter Chiarelli in The Associated Press
    We've been going through this with a fine-toothed comb,Chiarelli said. "There's differences in their game, there's subtle differences in their personality. But they're really close."
  • Dalton McGuinty in Reuters Canada
    McGuinty said a team of experts was "pouring over the proposals...... with a fine-toothed comb," and would make recommendations on a plan once that process was finished.
  • Jodi Rell in Stamford Plus Magazine
    Connecticut will fight this reckless decision every step of the way,Governor Rell said. "Today I am directing the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection to go over this EIS with a fine-toothed comb, identifying every flaw and...

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