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  • n. A coat worn as protection from dust


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  • In spite of the light brown dustcoat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic sur - roundings, I had no difficulty in recognizing Lestrade, of Scot - land Yard.

    Sex Dungeon for Sale!

  • The attendant who was the driver, who was wearing a white dustcoat, would punch these youths and kick them.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • Gulping down a cup of tea, he ate a couple of biscuits, and then shouldering his dustcoat, declared himself ready.

    Ultima Thule

  • From his arm a folded dustcoat, a stick and an umbrella dangled to his stride. —


  • This skin of jitters received her gloves, her chiffon, hat; Eveline allowed the dustcoat to be eased from her shoulders.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • He turned to the small rack of shelves against one wall, flipped through the videotapes stacked there, found the one he wanted and put it in a pocket of his dustcoat.

    Autumn Maze

  • The killer unscrewed the silencer and put it and the gun back into the pocket of his dustcoat, doing it unhurriedly and with a tradesman's skill.

    Autumn Maze

  • The shortest of the three men came up on to the dock, took a gun with a silencer attached from under his dustcoat, said, 'Sorry about this,' and shot Frank Minto twice in the chest.

    Autumn Maze

  • The two men who were squatting on the ground leaped up at his approach and one hurriedly lit a great dragon-painted paper lantern while the other held out a light dustcoat.

    The Shadow of the East

  • When she left the house that night in her long dustcoat, her hair in curling pins, she was "not dressed to go out."

    Portrait of a Killer


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