• Cellarer Coating a Jar With Pitch
    Cellarer Coating a Jar With Pitch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coating the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine","a complete bleach requires several applications","the surface was ready for a coating of paint"
    • n coating a thin layer covering something "a second coat of paint"
    • n coating a heavy fabric suitable for coats
    • n coating a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance) "the boat had a metallic finish","he applied a coat of a clear finish","when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Basel coat of arms Basel coat of arms
Freiburg coat of arms Freiburg coat of arms
Coat of Arms, Strasburg Coat of Arms, Strasburg
Coat of Arms, Darmstadt Coat of Arms, Darmstadt
Coat of Arms, Frankfort Coat of Arms, Frankfort
Coat of Arms, Bingen Coat of Arms, Bingen
Coat of Arms, Coblenz Coat of Arms, Coblenz
Coat of Arms, Laach Coat of Arms, Laach

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.
    • Coating A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection; as, the coating of a retort or vial.
    • Coating Cloth for coats; as, an assortment of coatings .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The combination "ough" can be pronounced in 9 different ways; Read this: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
    • n coating A covering; any substance spread over a surface for protection or ornamentation: as, a coating of plaster or tin-foil.
    • n coating Cloth for coats: as, an assortment of coatings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
    • Coating a covering: cloth for coats
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  • Mario Burata
    Mario Burata
    “Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.”
  • Oliver Cromwell
    “I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.”
  • Proverb
    “The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.”
  • Peter De Vries
    “Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”


Cut your coat according to your cloth - If you cut your coat according to your cloth, you only buy things that you have sufficient money to pay for.
Fur coat and no knickers - Someone with airs and graces, but no real class is fur coat and no knickers.
Trail your coat - If you trail your coat, you act in a provocative way.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cote (Fr. cotte)—Low L. cottus, cotta, a tunic; the further ety. is uncertain.


In literature:

As the boys entered they saw the lawyer pausing beside his coat rack.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
Deep down under his little red coat was a strange feeling which he could not explain.
"Mother West Wind's Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
I've not looked at my Caesar yet, and I've got eight French verbs to do besides for Coates.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
He caught him by the collar of his coat as if he would shake him.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
I wish I could afford to give it a coat o' paint.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
The four canoes lay in the lower section of the boathouse, radiant in new coats of paint.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
He finished his packing, locked the suit case, put on coat and hat and went out upon the deck.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
Against his ineffective reluctance she put on his coat and hat.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
It seemed as if the small rough coated oxen just wandered along the trail.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
For Coating Steel, etc.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe

In poetry:

The congregation stood about,
Coat-collars to the ears,
And talked of stock and crops and drought
As it had done for years.
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
And though he wear a foppish coat,
And these old things forget,
In stormy times I’d give a vote
For Cuffs and Collars yet.
"The New Chum Jackeroo" by Henry Lawson
'O Nelly Gray! O Nelly Gray!
Is this your love so warm?
The love that loves a scarlet coat
Should be a little more uniform.'
"Faithless Nelly Gray" by Thomas Hood
Kille, kille, lambkin mine,
Take good care of that fleece-coat thine!
Sewed to one and another,
Warm it shall keep my mother.
"Lambkin Mine" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The little things that none but I
Saw were beyond his wont,
The streaming hair, the tie behind,
The coat tails worn in front.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Yet I somehow hate to part with you
For this handsome U. S. coat
Which is cut so short up in the rear
And bulges at my throat.
"Old F. S. Coat" by Robert A Donaldson

In news:

For tube producers who need a colored coating with no volatile organic compounds, powder coatings have been the only choice until now.
Functionality is the most recent advancement in coatings technology that adds significantly to the traditional role of a coatings system.
Advanced Coating & Application Technologies promises to revolutionize the traditional coating process.
Specialty Coating Systems' Lonny Wolgemuth talks Parylene conformal coating.
Croda Coatings & Polymers has rolled out its latest green product: Priamine 1071, for protective and marine coatings.
He recommends Felchin brand glaze, a coating and glazing product, for the truffle coating and the white chocolate bark.
For the past several years, we have been having serviceability issues with coats that contain polyurethane (bonding failure, peeling of coatings, discoloration).
SSPC has announced that it has made technical revisions and editorial clarifications to its coating application standard, SSPC-PA 2, Procedure For Determining Conformance To Dry Coating Thickness Requirements.
Adhesives Research, Inc. ARcare 90106 is a clear, double-faced film coated on both sides with a higher coat weight hybrid adhesive for use in medical applications.
The coat should be cut to fit the man, not the man to fit the coat.
Balzers is a Liechtenstein-based company that has coating centers in eight US locations, and each location uses X-ray fluorescent technology to measure coating thickness.
Enviro Coat and Green Coat, Kelly-Moore 's two new zero-VOC, low-odor product lines, maintain excellent interior air quality during application without sacrificing performance.
Protective coatings maker Dampney Company Inc has introduced a self-priming, high-gloss, high-solids coating designed for utility meters, valves and commercial and industrial equipment.
Students from the Grand Island Dance Center, 2407 Grand Island Blvd in the Grand Island Plaza, are pictured with the gently used and new coats for the Coats for Kids collection from Capitol Cleaners, located in the same plaza with the studio.
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business debuted a new pretreatment and powder coatings combo this week at the FABTECH conference in Las Vegas.

In science:

Speck et al. (2006); Leisenring et al. (2008) argued that coating of SiC grains is more likely in lower metallicity environments, and thus it is difficult to see how the higher metallicity ob jects we are now witnessing could have carbon-coated SiC grains.
Silicon carbide absorption features: dust formation in the outflows of extreme carbon stars
The data analyzed in this paper were obtained at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) 1.2 m telescope using the 4Shooter CCD mosaic with four thinned, back side illuminated AR coated Loral 20482 CCDs (Szentgyorgyi et al. in preparation).
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. V. Search for planets and identification of 18 new variable stars in the old open cluster NGC 188
A GEM is a thin metal-coated polymer foil with a high density of chemically etched holes arranged in a regular pattern.
A TPC with Triple-GEM Gas Amplification and TimePix Readout
To overcome this problem the PMT glass window was coated with a wavelength shifter made of Tetraphenylbutadiene (TPB).
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization
These small correctors use a thin membrane coated with a magnetic layer , a special kind of magnetic liquid , or a coated membrane provided with magnets .
Calibration of force actuators on an adaptive secondary prototype