Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cut with square cuffs, collar, and (broad) skirts: noting a style of coat in fashion in the eighteenth century.
“He saw himself when he had been quite the hoodlum, wearing a "stiff-rim" Stetson hat and a square-cut, double-breasted coat, with a certain swagger to the shoulders and possessing the ideal of being as tough as the police permitted.”
“Why, I used to think that up here, where all the advantages of culture were enjoyed — He paused for a moment, and watched the youthful shade of himself, in stiff-rim and square-cut, enter the door and swagger across the room.”
“He glanced about him at the well-bred, well-dressed men and women, and breathed into his lungs the atmosphere of culture and refinement, and at the same moment the ghost of his early youth, in stiff-rim and square-cut, with swagger and toughness, stalked across the room.”
“The heavy jaw and square-cut chin demonstrated rugged pertinacity and indomitability.”
“He glanced up at the ceiling, where the square-cut window showed the sky beyond.”
“We went to the jewelry store when we were back in Memphis, and John gave me a real nice four-karat square-cut diamond.”
“He eventually settled on a large, square-cut diamond set in a platinum band.”
“What I love about this costume is that he clearly put some thought towards the original Howard stories, with him square-cut black mane and his sandaled feet.”
“Martin watched him and saw the stiff-rim, the square-cut, double-breasted coat and the swaggering shoulders, of the youthful hoodlum who had once been he.”
“The stiff-rim and the square-cut vanished, being replaced by milder garments; the toughness went out of the face, the hardness out of the eyes; and, the face, chastened and refined, was irradiated from an inner life of communion with beauty and knowledge.”
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