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  • n. Plural form of tailcoat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We clipped the wings of doves to keep them from escaping into theaters' rafters, and during our performances we confined our doves and rabbits to small, dark, secret compartments under our tailcoats.

    The Magician Escapes the Show

  • White wedding dresses may go only as far back as Queen Victoria, and tuxedos and morning dress tailcoats even less.

    Liturgical Wedding Crashers

  • A special year in sartorial history, 2011 marks an important anniversary for the tuxedo, a revolutionary style that modernized formal wear by inspiring men to replace traditional tailcoats with more casual shortened dinner jackets.

    Off With Their Coattails

  • Jean Cazals for The Wall Street Journal TRADITIONAL LONDON: The ceremony of taking afternoon tea may seem a little anachronistic in our high-speed, coffee and Wi-Fi culture, but for anyone who has paid a visit to the Palm Court at the Ritz London, where afternoon tea is served by waiters in tailcoats on Louis XVI chairs and marble tables, the theater of this age-old tradition is still very much alive.

    Standing on Ceremony

  • Traditional London: The Ritz Head to the Palm Court at the Ritz hotel, where afternoon tea is served by waiters in tailcoats on Louis XVI chairs and marble tables.

    The Most Agreeable Hour

  • The group's second Annual event will juxtapose two distinct levels of dress-up: Jazz Age (tailcoats and beaded gowns) plus seasonal costumery.

    Swinging Into November

  • The 1,300 boys wear tailcoats as uniforms, and fees top more than €33,000 a year.

    The Eton Problem

  • Harmonizing with its distinctive period flavor is the band's sartorial image: Mr. Raabe and his gifted colleagues perform in immaculate evening dress — tailcoats and double-breasted black or white dinner jackets, with shirtfronts and batwing collars starched to a board-like stiffness lamentably forgotten by our wash-and-wear society.

    The Wunderbar Max Raabe

  • Costumes are the tailcoats and breeches we know from Jacques-Louis David's pictures.

    Two German Revolutionary Plays Restaged

  • The 1,300 boys wear tailcoats as uniforms, and fees top more than $40,000 per year.

    The New Old Tory, Cont’d.

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