Baldness has its pluses, e.g. no combing. One less thing to think about. But most of us are attached to our comb, every day. The word describes the action. Hard C as the implement is ground into the hair roots. O of take-off and M of humming smoothing pull-through. B, the silent departure from thick hair into thin air. The comb is ancient. It predates months, e.g. November. Fingers were not enough to keep hair disentangled, clean, and unknotted. Our partners had other parts to attend to than just ours. Women are more business-like, usually opting for brushes. And hair-dryers.