A man’s long, loose overcoat of rough cloth, typically with a belt at the back.
- What is pathetic about the anemic-brained man in the ulster is that he has been misled, that the tablet will not fulfill his earnest belief in its power as a representation of Dr. Johnson, and yet the man will continue to believe in the tablet.
- Woolf enjoys furnishing Johnson's London house in her imagination as much as she enjoys, we suspect, conjuring up the anemic-brained man in the ulster.
- British gun expert Richard Law has found photographs in which the outline of the big Colt automatic through the fabric of this man's heavy ulster is clearly visible.
Late 19th century: from Ulster, where it was originally sold.
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