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 Coat.Coat of many Colours. (Gen. xxxvii. 3). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coat of Arms.
 
A surcoat \??\ knights over their armour, \??\ with devices by which heralds \??\ the wearer. Hence the heraldic \??\ of a family. Coat-armour was \??\ in the Crusading expeditions, to \??\ the various noble warriors when wrapped in complete steel, and it was introduced into England by Richard Lion-heart.   1
 


 Coat.Coat of many Colours. (Gen. xxxvii. 3). 

 
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