Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of greatcoat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At night they cover themselves with their greatcoats.

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  • The hatches flew back, and undead sailors stomped up in greatcoats emblazoned with ancient heraldry.

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  • The higher-up seamen were garbed in leather vests over their homespun, and officers boasted greatcoats over linen.

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  • Even Eir and her companions wore new clothes—greatcoats in dazzling white.

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  • They looked out of place for Lowell: tall, beef-shouldered, wearing greatcoats and bowler hats.

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  • One, a Scottish prisoner of the Germans named Stanley Stuart Gilder, later described in a report to British authorities why the men couldn't have been killed as late as the summer of 1941: Their boots were too new to have been used in prison for long, and they were wearing greatcoats.

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  • Perhaps they come from the nearby foothills where there is farming, and lean farming for what it is worth — old grandmothers with their gums and grips, worn leather-skinned old men with wind-carved scowls, unmemorable young men in their grandfathers 'greatcoats too big for their shivering and thin forms.

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  • Made of gabardine, the trench coat, was invented by Thomas Burberry in 1901 as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French officers.

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  • Once upon a time, the respective university grounds were full to bursting for these two November matches, school parties a-tizz with shrill excitement and the touchline press bench packed tight with the Fleet Street No1s in their greatcoats, knowingly puffing on their pipes and pontificating on each team's chances for the upcoming match at Twickenham.

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  • Mary was surprised at the variety of goods on offer—everything from bedsteads to footstools and from hairpins to greatcoats—and the assumption that customers would purchase them in such a venue.

    The Mistaken Wife

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