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coat (the ordinary sense, with proverbial phrases pertaining to it, is common Wiv. III. v. 147 “there's a hole made in your best coat,” H5 III. vi. 92, Oth. I. i. 53 “when they have lined their coats; be in” (a person's) “coat,” stand in his shoes Tw.N. IV. i. 33)
1. =coat of arms, or coat-armour Wiv. I. i. 17, &c. MND. III. ii. 213, R2 III. i. 24, 1H4 IV. ii. 49 “a herald's coat” ; fig. Compl. 236 “spirits of richest coat.”
2. = coat of mail R2 I. iii. 75, 1H4 IV. i. 100.
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