gabardine

[ gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen ]SEE DEFINITION OF gabardine
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He liked the look of a Burberry gabardine which lay beside him on the seat.

"Now, Bill, out with the bingo," said the man in the gabardine to his companion.

He was tall and straight and the coat looked like a Jewish gabardine.

The peddler's couch was empty, save for his gabardine of gray and the false hair that had served him for a beard.

"Look alive, then," said Dick; and he forthwith took from beneath his gabardine several small parcels done up in brown paper.

He shook his gabardine jacket clear of his arm and stepped into the night.

His skull-cap and his gabardine might have been heirlooms from the Patriarch Jacob; and his poor hands seemed made for clawing.

He felt sure that his instinctive good taste had not deserted him in choosing the brown suit and the gabardine.

A porter took his kit-bag and wanted to relieve him also of the gun-case, the fishing-rod, and the gabardine.

He spread out the skirts of his gabardine and pirouetted between the lines of tethered horses.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "dress, covering," variant of gaberdine. Meaning "closely woven cloth" is from 1904.

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