Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long, loose overcoat with a detachable cape having a round collar.
  • n. The cape of such an overcoat.

Etymologies

After Inverness .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In inverness, the punters in the hall lapped it up, and I suspect all ill get on the net from nat bloggers is the usual mince about me being a unionist stooge for rasing it here.

    Mahatma Macaskill

  • Mai frend ses ai nawt knead a wawm jakkit, butt(!) if ai am gowing tu Skottishland (inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundedin) – u fink ai wil knead wun?

    And exactly where were you last night? - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I could even have gone as a branch delegate and thus only had to pay Hotel fees etc. but even then, it's the price of inverness accommodation that's so wild….

    Next stop - Inverness

  • September 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm haddock inverness salmon jello

    Intervention cat - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • He asked about work and my love life (ever the gossip queen), and then in the next text said I should get my arse up to inverness and see him.

    Chilled out girlie

  • Pulling a magnifying-glass from one bulging pocket of his inverness, Dr. Lepardo went peering over the writing desk, passing with a grunt from the bloodstained paper bearing the name of Séverac Bablon to the other documents and books lying there; to the pigeon-holes; to the chair; to the rug; to the body.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • Simons opened it quickly, admitting a most strange old gentleman -- tall and ramshackle -- who was buttoned up in a chess-board inverness; whose trousers frayed out over his lustreless boots like much-defiled lace; whose coat-sleeves, protruding from the cape of his inverness, sought to make amends for the dullness of his footwear.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • With his hands thrust deep in the sack-like pockets of his inverness he drifted from treasure to treasure -- uninvited, from room to room -- like some rudderless craft.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • Goodwin, in a bowknotted periwig, in court dress, wearing a stained inverness cape, bent in two from incredible age, totters across the room, his hands fluttering.

    Ulysses

  • The fitful flash of the match disclosed the rough furniture of a kitchen; the brick flooring and his wet inverness lay cold at Armitage's back.

    The Port of Missing Men

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