raglan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raglan a garment (coat or sweater) that has raglan sleeves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Raglan A loose overcoat with large sleeves; -- named after Lord Raglan , an English general who was an aide-de-camp to Wellington at Waterlooo.
    • Raglan An overcoat with raglan sleeves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raglan A kind of loose overcoat, having very full sleeves, or a sort of cape covering the arms, worn about 1855 and later.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raglan rag′lan a loose, wide-sleeved overcoat.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Lord Raglan (1788-1855), commander of the English forces in the Crimea.

Usage

In literature:

A few mornings after the mistake about the letter, Mrs. Clifford sat mending Horace's raglan.
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
The movement struck Lord Raglan, from whom the order was supposed to have emanated, with consternation.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Who was Lord Raglan, or was he a lord?
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Against Menzikov, Marshal St. Arnaud and Lord Raglan could oppose 63,000 men and 128 guns.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Lord Raglan and Sir Edmund Lyons should be asked to concert between them the mode of remedying this defect.
"Lord John Russell" by Stuart J. Reid
It was also decided to send the reserve force, now in England, of 5,000 men, to join Lord Raglan without delay.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
It and Raglan were the last castles holding out for King Charles.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
She is up at headquarters, giving Lord Raglan an account of her capture.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
Then the "Lord Raglan" holds as many.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
It was Lord Raglan and his staff.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
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In poetry:

Mayhap - I give it up - but this I know:
When I saw Mamie on the line today
She turned her happy searchlights on me so,
And grinned so like a living picture - say,
If a real lady threw you such a chunk,
Could n't she pack her Raglan in your trunk?
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

In "Sports Do Not Bestow Character" (The Times, May 3), Heywood Hale Broun wrote that Lord Raglan led the Light Brigade into the valley of death during the Crimean War.
Starting October 27, a weekly pub quiz called Geeks Who Drink will be setting up shop at Raglan Road in the P&L every Wednesday at 8 pm A new trivia night in town, eh.
On Saturday, the Geeks Whom Drink will be auditioning potential quizmasters down at Raglan Road.
In this still from the film Sometimes a Great Notion, Paul Newman wears this green raglan sweatshirt with white pants, once again reminding us that it's possible to manage looking appropriately sunny during this odd transition into fall.
A One-Minute Visit to Raglan Road.
A culinary campaign by A. Ancedotes of Lord Raglan.
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