- An old English measure of corn (e.g., wheat), equal to half a quarter or 4 bushel, bushels. Also comb.
- 1866: It was equal to half a quarter, i.e. is identical with the coomb of the eastern counties. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 168.
- 1790: Two kilderkins, or strikes, make a measure called a barrel, liquid, and a coomb, dry; this last term being ancient and little used. — Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Secretary of State, "Plan for establishing uniformity in the Coinage, Weights, and Measures of the United States," report communicated to the House of Representatives, July 13, 1790.
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