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  • n. Alternative form of frock coat.


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  • When an old miser's cook asks for some string to truss a turkey, he hands her an old shoelace out of his frockcoat pocket and says, "Give it back."

    Like Dining With Rabelais

  • Why, that butler even buttons up his breeches, he does; helps him on with his big black frockcoat what flaps like wings when he pounces on yer; and knots his white silk cravat so sartorially sophisticated ... what only makes his neck look scrawnier, poking out as a vulture's from its ruff.

    The Scruffians Project: The Beast of Buskerville

  • In my minds eye, I saw again the slender, elegant frame in velvet frockcoat, the sparse, straw-like hair, the cold, bleak eyes.

    Black Butterfly

  • Hauling the man to his feet, he seized him by the front of his frockcoat and shook him none too gently.

    Sexy Beast IV

  • She saw a rotund gentleman in a buttoned frockcoat, two ladies with parasols, and three nurses, each pushing a chaise roulante.


  • Captain, with shells on his frockcoat, and a crimson sash and sabre, presented a military appearance, which made Jos quite proud to be able to claim such an acquaintance, and the stout civilian hailed him with a cordiality very different from the reception which Jos vouchsafed to his friend in Brighton and Bond Street.

    Vanity Fair

  • He made his first appearance in a Hungarian jacket, and boots with tassels, and came on later in a frockcoat of the colour

    The Jew and other stories

  • He invariably wore a second-hand frockcoat and slippers trodden down at heel, carried a table-napkin under his arm, and had a multitude of pimples on his cheeks.

    A Desperate Character

  • He had an enormous head, fluffy white hair combed straight back, thick black eyebrows, a hawk nose, and two large warts of a pinkish hue in the middle of the forehead; he used to wear a green frockcoat with smooth brass buttons, a striped waistcoat with a stand-up collar, a jabot and lace cuffs.

    A Desperate Character

  • He looked breathtaking dressed in gold silk breeches and a black velvet frockcoat with a restrained amount of gold threading around the cuffs and collar.

    Tutoring Lady Jane


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