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cloak-and-sword

[ klohk-uhn-sawrd ]
/ ˈkloʊk ənˈsɔrd /
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adjective
(of a drama or work of fiction) dealing with characters who wear cloaks and swords; concerned with the customs and romance of the nobility in bygone times.
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Origin of cloak-and-sword

First recorded in 1800–10
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