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  1. British (esp formerly) (of a worker) clerical or professional, as distinguished from commercial or industrial
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Examples from the Web for black-coated

Historical Examples

  • You are either the assassin or the accomplice, you accursed, black-coated hypocrite!'

    A Rainy June and Other Stories


  • The bishop one day met a number of these black-coated Nimrods.

  • A black-coated individual, Bible in hand, was addressing the acrobats.

  • Nell says she dont want no black-coated parson in this 49 camp.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass

    Thomas K. Holmes

  • Even like bees, black-coated and buzzing, the eager ones swarmed from the cars and rehived in the great stand.


    W. A. Fraser