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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAPEL

He came up to Weiss and grasped him violently by the lapel of his coat.

She seized Mr. Pepper by the lapel of his Sunday coat and shook him.

The man who had waked him grasped him by the lapel of his coat.

He stopped short, and seizing the lapel of my coat, gave it a slight tug.

She released his lapel and relapsed, all tears, upon her chair.

An arm reached out to Winfree's lapel and tugged him back from the car.

The buttons that were now pinned on every lapel said: "Blast 'em With Cannon!"

Toomey tapped the lapel of his jacket impressively with his forefinger.

And suddenly he found that Mrs. Larne had him by the lapel of his coat.

He was dressed carefully, his trousers creased, a pink rose in his lapel.

WORD ORIGIN

1751 (implied in lapelled), from lap (n.) + -el, diminutive suffix. Cf. lappet.

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