swallow-tailed :

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swallow-tailed


  • s  (especially of butterflies and birds) having a forked tail like that of a swallow

  • Looking amused at his own anachronistic costume of striped pants, black vest and swallow-tailed coat, Marshall beamed as Chief Justice Warren intoned: "The court welcomes you.
  • His swallow-tailed coat was ill-fitting, and he wore it awkwardly; his heavy features and unruly hair marked him as one of the homeliest men in Washington.
  • During the 15-minute ride, he shucked the striped pants and swallow-tailed coat, climbed into trunks.

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