One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A coat made of duffel, typically hooded and fastened with toggles.
- ‘Several scarves flow from the neck of her long duffel coat.’
- ‘He now had a great duffel coat in which to spend winter and, in summer, gay attire bought cheaply.’
- ‘On the rare occasions he has been out in Glasgow's city centre after dark, he has been wearing a duffel coat with a huge hood to hide him from unfriendly eyes.’
- ‘Jeans and a duffel coat are not a protection against harassment.’
- ‘Standing outside the gates, and waiting with my customary lack of patience, I was beginning to regret wearing a heavy duffel coat now the weather had so radically improved.’
- ‘One last note to bus drivers: You may get to spend the day on a warm bus, but some of us wait for buses in the cold and are bundled up in scarves and duffel coats.’
- ‘It inspired a generation to don fawn duffel coats.’
- ‘She was wearing a white duffel coat, white top, blue jeans and white trainers on the day she disappeared.’
- ‘If she came out in a duffel coat they would still say it was raunchy.’
- ‘On the evening of her disappearance, she was wearing a pink sleeveless top, blue jeans with holes in the knees, a khaki duffel coat and black trainers.’
- ‘Often, as Ian walked home during the early hours of the morning he saw Mad Sam wandering the streets or lying in a doorway with a couple of homeless teenagers by his side curled up in sleeping bags and duffel coats.’
- ‘When he was last seen, Mr Gibson was wearing a black shirt with clerical collar, black trousers, black shoes and a blue duffel coat.’
- ‘With this process, a pair of tired overalls looks unique; an old duffel coat turns into something a samurai might have worn.’
- ‘The suspect with the knife was about 39, unshaven and wore a blue duffel coat.’
- ‘I am three and precocious, dressed in a black duffel coat and with red ears in the cold.’
- ‘He was wearing a blue duffel coat with fur around the hood and an orange lining.’
- ‘I was three years old, all curly blonde hair and tabard dresses and I was just learning how to wear my duffel coat by hanging the hood off my head and not putting my arms in the sleeves.’
- ‘As she got closer, she could see more clearly what they were: a torn-up phone book, and a bulky, blood-stained duffel coat.’
- ‘Now that we've put away the duffel coats, hidden the umbrella and folded our woolly cardigan, it is time to enjoy the summer with some manic, head shaking, freak-out rock.’
- ‘The dog was curled in a pile of old newspapers and a brown duffel coat, its head tucked into its body, its tail twitching slightly.’
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