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Doggett's Coat and Badge race
an annual rowing race held on the River Thames to commemorate the accession of George I: the winner is presented with a coat bearing an embroidered badge
C18: after Thomas
(1670–1721), British actor who initiated it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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