Coat card

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coat card a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen, or knave of playing cards.
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Usage

In literature:

A light-colored mulatto boy, in dress coat and bearing a diminutive silver tray for the reception of cards, admitted them.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
But, as I have said, the mistake was in pinning the card to the tablecloth instead of to the coat.
"Three Men on the Bummel" by Jerome K. Jerome
He put the card-case into the breast-pocket of the coat he was wearing.
"Arsene Lupin" by Edgar Jepson
Perhaps a place for coats and hats, but some halls are too narrow for a card table.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
The idea owed its inception to my attempt at explaining the pink-coated horsemen depicted on an old Christmas card.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 17, 1920" by Various
He removed playing-cards, white rabbits and articles of feminine apparel from beneath the coat of his victim.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
I fancy my card-case's in my coat pocket.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
The man in the black coat looked at the name on the card, and inclined his head slightly as if in affirmation.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I take no heed to trousers or the coats that you call dress; Nor am I plagued with little cards for little drinks at Mess.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
It is of the ship-agent whose card Crozier left with him, and which he has thrust into his coat-pocket.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

He said: "O man of many clothes! Sad crawler on the Hills!
Observe, I know not Ranken's shop, nor Ranken's monthly bills;
I take no heed to trousers or the coats that you call dress;
Nor am I plagued with little cards for little drinks at Mess.
"Divided Destinies" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Lisa Adelman of Bozrah, co-owner of Six Paca Farm, demonstrates "carding," or aligning the fibers from an alpaca's coat, or "blanket.
Lieberman has been on the national political stage through most of the past two decades with some incredible ups and downs starting as a card carrying Democrat and becoming in many minds a turn coat.
The tree will be hung with angel cards, each indicating a size of coat or boot size to be donated for the annual Toys and Coats for Kids drive.
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