from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coat made of match-cloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large loose coat formerly worn by American Indians, originally made of fur skins matched and sewed together, and afterward of match-cloth.
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Having received plentiful supplies as a gift from the French, but entertaining the worst misgivings as to their artifices, the young officer began his return journey, during which, in spite of all trouble, he managed to pay a visit to Queen Aliquippa: I made her a present, he wrote, of a match-coat and a bottle of rum, which latter was thought much the best present of the two.
Were your people easy to fool, giving twelve deerskins for an old match-coat?
But in winter they carry them in the hollow of their match-coat at their back, leaving nothing but the child's head out. ''
Some of his nearest of kin brings all the temporal estate he was possessed of at his death, as guns, bows and arrows, beads, feathers, match-coat, &c.
Perceiving there was a man near the door I went out; the man had a tomahawk wrapped under his match-coat out of sight.
The nan\e of the kct or match-coat thrown over all, core -
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