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Coats

(kōts), Avoid the incorrect forms Coat and Coat's.
George, British ophthalmologist, 1876-1915. See: Coats disease.
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'Now then, now then, you rascal!' Nikita called out, well knowing how carefully Mukhorty threw out his hind leg just to touch his greasy sheepskin coat but not to strike him--a trick Nikita much appreciated.
I say, Uncle, Uncle!' a high-pitched voice shouted, and a seven-year-old boy in a black sheepskin coat, new white felt boots, and a warm cap, ran hurriedly out of the house into the yard.
'What's the fun?' said a rather tall, thin, young man, in a green coat, emerging suddenly from the coach-yard.
'Come along, then,' said he of the green coat, lugging Mr.
"So?" said the gentleman in the fine coat: "are ye of the honest party?" (meaning, Was he a Jacobite?
Jerry, the manager of these dancing dogs, was a tall black- whiskered man in a velveteen coat, who seemed well known to the landlord and his guests and accosted them with great cordiality.
When I hear this oracular sentence, I am for a moment absorbed in thought, emphasizing to myself each word separately that I may come at the meaning of it, that I may find out by what degree of consanguinity They are related to me, and what authority they may have in an affair which affects me so nearly; and, finally, I am inclined to answer her with equal mystery, and without any more emphasis of the "they" -- "It is true, they did not make them so recently, but they do now." Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to bang the coat on?
There, too, was the bridegroom, dressed in a fine purple coat and gold- lace waistcoat, with as much other finery as the Puritan laws and customs would allow him to put on.
WHEN Peter got home, his mother forgave him, because she was so glad to see that he had found his shoes and coat. Cotton-tail and Peter folded up the pocket- handkerchief, and old Mrs.
"Well," I says, "Jim's right, anyway, when he says he ain't got no coat of arms, because he hain't."
His hand was under the coat for but a moment, yet those quick, deft fingers had felt of each coin, and found and discarded the fatal piece.
The man had turned up the collar of the rough coat he wore, to shelter himself from the storm, and had buttoned it about his neck.