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    Smile box-coat= overcoat?

    when I shall see the traveller for some rich tradesman part with his admired box-coat, to spread it over the defenceless shoulders of the poor woman, who is passing to her parish on the roof of the same stage-coach with him, drenched in the rain
    box-coat= overcoat? Is box-coat old fashion English?

    I found a picture as the attachment via Google but I am not sure.

    Thanks!
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    Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    Hello
    I found this definition in ABBYY Lingvo 12
    box coat
    1) a plain short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders
    2) a heavy overcoat, worn formerly by coachmen

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    #3

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    Gayanah, thank you for your help.

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    Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    You are welcome!
    That was my first reply in this forum.

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    Smile Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    Quote Originally Posted by gayanah View Post
    You are welcome!
    That was my first reply in this forum.
    My honor. Hope you enjoy your stay here. Have a nice day!

    Cheers!

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    #6

    Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    My honor. Hope you enjoy your stay here. Have a nice day!

    Cheers!
    Sorry, I am late with my answer.
    Thanks for your greeting.

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    Smile Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    Quote Originally Posted by gayanah View Post
    Sorry, I am late with my answer.
    Thanks for your greeting.
    It is fine. Have a good one!


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    #8

    Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    Quote Originally Posted by gayanah View Post
    Hello
    I found this definition in ABBYY Lingvo 12
    box coat

    2) a heavy overcoat, worn formerly by coachmen
    It was called a box coat because the driver of a coach sat on the box-seat, in which valuables were kept during the journey.

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    Smile Re: box-coat= overcoat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It was called a box coat because the driver of a coach sat on the box-seat, in which valuables were kept during the journey.
    Thank you, Anglika.

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