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Letter "T" » tail coat
«Men's fashions all start as sports clothes and progress to the great occasions of state. The tail coat, which started out as a hunting coat, is just finishing such a journey. The track suit is just beginning one.»
Author: Angus McGill
, progress to
, suit of clothes
, tail coat
«Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails»
«TAIL, n. The part of an animal's spine that has transcended its natural limitations to set up an independent existence in a world of its own. Excepting in its foetal state, Man is without a tail, a privation of which he attests an hereditary and uneasy consciousness by the coat-skirt of the male and the train of the female, and by a marked tendency to ornament that part of his attire where the tail should be, and indubitably once was. This tendency is most observable in the female of the species, in whom the ancestral sense is strong and persistent. The tailed men described by Lord Monboddo are now generally regarded as a product of an imagination unusually susceptible to influences generated in the golden age of our pithecan past.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, natural state
, tail coat
, The Golden Age