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  • adj. used of British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War because of their red coats

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Examples

  • Knee-deep in the water, with drooping head and half-shut eyes, drowsed a red-coated, many-antlered buck.

    All Gold Cañon

  • The red-coated, many-antlered buck acknowledged the lordship of the spirit of the place and dozed knee-deep in the cool, shaded pool.

    All Gold Cañon

  • A sound of scrambling accompanied the song, and the spirit of the place fled away onthe heels of the red-coated buck.

    All Gold Cañon

  • Nothing new, The Brits reportedly were stunned when American terrorists revolutionaries fought outside the red-coated box.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Predator Drone Warfare — Assorted Links

  • Like the giddily Baroque drawings that serve as the baron's manor and the Prince's palace and ballroom, the fine-tuned costumes are also Ponnelle's—a strutting chorus of red-coated footmen, the Prince disguised in his valet's green livery, the silly sisters with their elongated noses in frilly pink and blue hoop skirts, the ballroom scene in black and silver, white tie and tails.

    'La Cenerentola' Sparkles on the Paris Stage

  • A sound of scrambling accompanied the song, and the spirit of the place fled away on the heels of the red-coated buck.

    All Gold Canon

  • The empties stay under my coats, in the closet, with red-coated men on their labels.

    The Gin Closet

  • A police whistle shrilled and a dozen of the red-coated minions of the law were on the spot.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 7

  • Scott saw that half a dozen of the red-coated guards were close by, far more alert in their interest than was usual.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • At one end was a door flanked by two red-coated men with guns.

    Aching for Always

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