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black-coated

adjective
1.
(Brit) (esp formerly) (of a worker) clerical or professional, as distinguished from commercial or industrial
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  • Peasants and ragged soldiers hung about the passage, and black-coated Jewish-looking men hurried in and out.

  • You are either the assassin or the accomplice, you accursed, black-coated hypocrite!'

  • Mrs. Bungay's own footboy was lost amidst those large and black-coated attendants.

    A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The bishop one day met a number of these black-coated Nimrods.

  • The President was accompanied by a 'bloc' of black-coated gentlemen, some of them journalists of distinction.

    Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice Francis Egan
  • Nell says she dont want no black-coated parson in this 49 camp.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
  • Do you recall the warnings of our black-coated friend of last evening—warnings against les serpents, as he called them?

  • Even like bees, black-coated and buzzing, the eager ones swarmed from the cars and rehived in the great stand.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Or in the absence of this eloquent kisser of the Blarney Stone some other black-coated Corker may respond.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • In the doorway, his black-coated bulk blocking the view, Peter Ivanovitch boomed in a hearty tone with something boastful in it.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad

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