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  • Close by the main fire stood a group of three, headed by a burly fellow with feathers in his hat and two pistols belted over his frock-coat; when he turned I saw he had a forked beard and a great red birth-mark over half his face-a Sunday school-teacher, devil a doubt.

    Isabelle

  • He rushed into his room in his dressing-gown and was back again in a few seconds in a frock-coat.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • He was clad in a professional but rather slovenly fashion, for his frock-coat was dingy and his trousers frayed.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • At the sight of these newcomers our client had sprung from his seat and stood very erect, with his eyes cast down and his hand thrust into the breast of his frock-coat, a picture of offended dignity.

    Sole Music

  • As to his dress, it was careful to the verge of foppishness, with high collar, black frock-coat, white waistcoat, yellow gloves, patent-leather shoes, and light - coloured gaiters.

    Sole Music

  • He was dressed in a sombre yet rich style, in black frock-coat, shining hat, neat brown gaiters, and well-cut pearl-gray trousers.

    Sole Music

  • Was dressed, when last seen, in black frock-coat faced with silk, black waistcoat, gold Albert chain, and gray Harris tweed trousers, with brown gaiters over elastic-sided boots.

    Sole Music

  • On entering his room I found Holmes in animated conversation with two men, one of whom I recognized as Peter Jones, the official police agent, while the other was a long, thin, sad-faced man, with a very shiny hat and oppressively respectable frock-coat.

    Sole Music

  • His rusty black frock-coat was buttoned right up in front, with the collar turned up, and his lank wrists protruded from his sleeves without a sign of cuff or shirt.

    Sole Music

  • His costume was a peculiar mixture of the professional and of the agricultural, having a black top-hat, a long frock-coat, and a pair of high gaiters, with a hunting-crop swinging in his hand.

    Sole Music

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