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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COAT

His nephew, with his coat stripped off, was sitting on the side of the bed.

He had stripped off his coat and waistcoat, and was busily at work in his shirt-sleeves.

Dare you to wear your brother's coat without the crescent which should stamp you as his cadet.

How read you that coat which hangs over yonder galley, Alleyne?

Some of them, I have been given to understand, were actually in the pocket of her coat.

On the instant, he threw off his coat and sprang far out after the drifting body.

When he was finally in the coat, she was rather flushed and palpitating.

Into the breast pocket of his coat he dived and brought up a wallet.

For very fear of himself, he thrust his hands in the pockets of his Norfolk coat.

As was his custom, he wore no overcoat, but a short sweater under his coat.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "outer garment," from Old French cote "coat, robe, tunic, overgarment," from Frankish *kotta "coarse cloth" or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Saxon kot "woolen mantle," Old High German chozza "cloak of coarse wool," German Kotze "a coarse coat"), of unknown origin. Transferred to animal's natural covering late 14c. Extended 1660s to a layer of any substance covering any surface. Spanish, Portuguese cota, Italian cotta are Germanic loan-words.

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