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 Coasting Waiter.Coat of Arms. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coat.
 
Cut your coat according to your cloth. Curtail your expenses to the amount of your income; live within your means. Si non possis quod velis, velis id quod possis.   1
   Near is my coat, but nearer is my skin.Tunica pallo propior est.” “Ego proximus inihi.   2
   To baste one’s coat. To dust his jacket; to beat him.   3
   To wear the king’s coat. To be a soldier.   4
   Turning one’s coat for luck. It was an ancient superstition that this was a charm against evil spirits. (See TURNCOAT.)   5
       
“William found
       
A means for our deliverance: ‘Turn your \??\
Quoth hee, ‘for Pucke is busy in these oakes.’”
       
Bishop Corbett: Iter Boreal, \??\
 


 Coasting Waiter.Coat of Arms. 

 
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