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Swallow-tailed coat   /swˈɑloʊ-teɪld koʊt/   Listen
Swallow-tailed coat

noun
1.
A man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back.  Synonyms: morning coat, swallowtail.






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"Swallow-tailed coat" Quotes from Famous Books



... nothing but the common scanty native garment round the loins, and a black beaver hat. But the most ludicrous personage of all, and one who seemed to be chief, was a tall, middle-aged man, of a mild, simple expression of countenance, who wore a white cotton shirt, a swallow-tailed coat, and a straw hat, while his black, brawny legs were ...
— The Coral Island - A Tale Of The Pacific Ocean • R. M. Ballantyne

... with as much propriety as any of the numerous ministers of the present day who "roll" with so much zest and assiduity at our fashionable watering places. Think of Paul dancing! Well, think of him! Think of Paul wearing a blue swallow-tailed coat with brass buttons! How he would have looked under the shadow of the Acropolis, the winds of the AEgean gently swaying his cerulean skirts, and the eager faces of Stoic and Epicurean reflected in the ...
— Amusement: A Force in Christian Training • Rev. Marvin R. Vincent.

... for young or old to acquire. Persons resort to very queer methods to obtain it,—some scratch their heads, others rub their chins. I have seen a public speaker try to wreak thoughts out of a watch-chain. Another jerked at the rear pockets of his swallow-tailed coat to pick out a thought there. You know the story Walter Scott tells about the head boy? He always fumbled over a particular button when he recited; so, one day, the button being furtively removed by Walter, the boy became abstracted, and Scott passed above him. Madame De Stael, as she talked, twisted ...
— Hold Up Your Heads, Girls! • Annie H. Ryder

... corner of one of the principal streets, and hung up his beautiful costumes in the windows. He was a little fellow, not much bigger than a boy of ten. His cheeks were as red as roses, and he had on a long curling wig as white as snow. He wore a suit of crimson velvet knee-breeches, and a little swallow-tailed coat with beautiful golden buttons. Deep lace ruffles fell over his slender white hands, and he wore elegant knee buckles of glittering stones. He sat on a high stool behind his counter and served his customers himself; he ...
— The Children's Book of Christmas Stories • Various



Words linked to "Swallow-tailed coat" :   dress suit, white tie, tail coat, tailcoat, tails, full dress, morning dress, swallowtail, jacket, white tie and tails



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