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  • adj. Wearing an overcoat
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overcoat.


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  • One of the defining images was the portrait shot of a player signing for his club, putting pen to paper in the family parlour while being loomed over, frowned at and generally dominated by some forbiddingly overcoated managerial paterfamilias.

    Wayne's new world

  • Schechter is 23 years old and also a target for Liverpool's overcoated touchline leaper Hodgson.

    Football transfer rumours: Diego Forlán to Tottenham Hotspur?

  • The day remained unbearably humid and the tarry black warehouses loomed over me like overcoated giants.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • I wasted no time, but nonetheless when I stepped into the building and threaded my way through the overcoated, beer-drinking customers, I found that Joe was no longer there.

    Dead Cert

  • The illustration shows two wounded Belgians -- one who has just been lifted out from an ambulance-wagon is on a stretcher; the other stands, a grimly picturesque, overcoated and "hooded" figure, in the centre.

    The Illustrated War News, Number 15, Nov. 18, 1914

  • After a slight interval, two large overcoated men materialized out of the dark.

    The Saint in Action

  • When Alleyn turned to thank him, he was already walking away, squarely overcoated, tidy, looking just like his job.

    Final Curtain

  • The latter was a stranger to him but in the darkness, by the aid of the glowing cigarette tips, he could make out a pale dandyish face over which a smile was travelling slowly, a tall overcoated figure and a hard hat.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Old Grandpa was standing beside her, no longer feeble and chair bound, but handsomely overcoated and hatted, and looking as formidable as any policeman.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • Claire Robson, palpitant and eager, followed Edington's lead, but almost at the first moment of their rhythmic flight they came crashing into the overcoated bulk of a man cutting across the corner of the ballroom in an attempt at a swift exit.

    The Blood Red Dawn


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