- great + coat (Wiktionary)
“His greatcoat was a trifle heavy, and the length of it occasionally got in his way, but he was loath to abandon the perfectly good garment.”
“Her usual dress was a shift, with a whole sailroom of frills about the sleeves and bosom, and a heavy pink taffeta petticoat, (gowns being only worn by these fair ones as you put on a greatcoat, that is, when they go abroad,) and a small round apron like a flap of black silk.”
“Adams stood up and presented a figure to the gentleman which would have moved laughter in many; for his cassock had just again fallen down below his greatcoat, that is to say, it reached his knees, whereas the skirts of his greatcoat descended no lower than half-way down his thighs; but the gentleman's mirth gave way to his surprize at beholding such a personage in such a place.”
“~61~~ "I am afraid I have made rather an absurd mistake about that strange garment of yours, Lawless; I suppose it is some new kind of greatcoat, is it not?”
“Bill called a greatcoat-clad sergeant over to stand at the fifty-yard target backstop.”
“In the two hundred mile forced march across Greece, he had discarded his blanket and greatcoat rather than leave his precious viola.”
“One was male, dressed in a greatcoat over a buttoned-up vest and brown trousers.”
“She was speaking to Snaff, Zojja, and Caithe, and judging by her short greatcoat, she was a person of importance.”
“He reached beneath his tattered greatcoat and drew forth a cutlass that dripped with black ichor.”
““A bargain,” said Snaff, reaching beneath his greatcoat to grasp a bag on his belt.”
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Words used quite often in steampunk
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words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
All the words from the cover of the Wordnik notebook.
A few words appear twice: frass, cruet, luna, thalweg, and possibly some more.
Careful: Contains spoilers!
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand.
Do as your mom says and put on a jacket.
delightful Janeisms and Regency terms; the vocabulary of the business of captivation
Words gathered while reading To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Words gathered while reading The Basic Kafka, a collection of the short fiction, aphorisms, letters, and diary entries of Franz Kafka.
Lavish locution for a Victorian vernacular
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