from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wears a gray coat or uniform; specifically, in the United States, a soldier of the Confederate army during the civil war.


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  • Much like the war itself, Widow's complicated and deep, but unlike many mass treatments Hicks 'approaches the genre with a reverent honesty which not only paints a clear picture, but also reveres the sacrifice for home and nation given by so many a graycoat. News

  • A Rivington man called, "Come ahead and say your say, graycoat.

    The Guns Of The South

  • -- Well, graycoat, say your say, and don't stand behind me as a kill-joy. "

    Janice Meredith


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