Usage examples for greatcoats

  1. Members could hardly believe their own eyes, as they saw Lord North and the members of a government which had been in place for twelve years, now lounging on the opposition benches in their greatcoats frocks, and boots, while Fox and Burke shone in the full dress that was then worn by ministers, and cut unwonted figures with swords, lace, and hair- powder. – Burke by John Morley
  2. It was their Turkish greatcoats which had saved them. – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  3. Men when they arrive from their travels now- a- days have no strippings of greatcoats no deposits to make of thick shawls and double gloves, no absolutely necessary changes of raiment. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope