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swallow-tailed coat

Origin of swallow-tailed coat
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The beaver hat and swallow-tailed coat were kept in the lead.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • I will stop here and get my beaver hat, white vest, and swallow-tailed coat.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • “Old Tongwana ought to have figured in a swallow-tailed coat and a top hat and a mútya” said Thornhill.

  • In very early boyhood, my Sunday suit was a swallow-tailed coat, and hat of the stove-pipe pattern.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • As Jack stepped into the open air he peeled off his swallow-tailed coat and threw it over Ted's arm.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • The footman who opened the door was six feet tall, dressed in knee breeches and a swallow-tailed coat.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • He had on a swallow-tailed coat, but it did not fit him, so I conclude it was borrowed or hired for the occasion.

  • A coat with a square skirt as in Fig. 116 is seen for the first time, and the swallow-tailed coat was worn not quite so long.

    Dress design

    Talbot Hughes
  • So there he was, arrayed in jaunty cap, and a swallow-tailed coat with brass buttons.

  • The costume Patty had chosen was an old-fashioned dress-suit, with knee-breeches and swallow-tailed coat.

British Dictionary definitions for swallow-tailed coat

swallow-tailed coat

another name for tail coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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