shooting-jacket love

shooting-jacket

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short and plain form of shooting-coat; in general, same as shooting-coat.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • So, at five the next morning up he got, and into his bath, and into his shooting-jacket and gaiters, and into the stableyard, like

    The Water Babies

  • He flings off his own paint-stained shooting-jacket as he talks, takes a frock-coat out of a carved wardrobe, and a hat from a helmet on the shelf.

    The Newcomes

  • He gave a sob as he handed me the paper across the table; and his old face, and his old corduroys, and his shrunk shooting-jacket, and his lean shanks, looked, as he spoke, more miserably haggard, bankrupt, and threadbare.

    The Book of Snobs

  • We drew up at a Gothic front door, where a thin middle-aged man in a shooting-jacket was waiting.

    Greenmantle

  • He was dressed, rather better than most tramps, in a tweed shooting-jacket and a pair of old evening trousers with the braid still on them.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • He wore a sort of shooting-jacket, double-breasted, coming only to the hips, of dark green-and-black frieze; rather tight black trousers, black boots, and a dark-green cap; with the big yellow-and-red bandanna handkerchief round his neck.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • His foot made no sound upon the floor; his head was bare, and he wore his usual short shooting-jacket.

    Uncle Silas

  • Well, so when you have travelled for days and days over an Eastern desert without meeting the likeness of a human being, and then at last see an English shooting-jacket and his servant come listlessly slouching along from out of the forward horizon, you stare at the wide unproportion between this slender company and the boundless plains of sand through which they are keeping their way.

    Eothen

  • Thrusting them into one of the pockets of his shooting-jacket, he took the letters out again, at one grasp, to read them when occasion served, later in the day.

    No Name

  • Tall, stout, and upright — with bright blue eyes, and healthy, florid complexion — his brown plush shooting-jacket carelessly buttoned awry; his vixenish little Scotch terrier barking unrebuked at his heels; one hand thrust into his waistcoat pocket, and the other smacking the banisters cheerfully as he came downstairs humming a tune — Mr. Vanstone showed his character on the surface of him freely to all men.

    No Name

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.