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Macfarlane (plural Macfarlanes)

  1. a cape-coat, viz., having a shoulder cape attached at the neck. In styles for women it may have two front slits near the waist through which a person's arms may be extended; for men it is a (generally) single-breasted overcoat with sleeves, the shoulder cape usually extending only to the elbows; similar to the Ulster and Inverness[1][2][3][4][3]


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  4. ^ Christopher, Lord, "Catherine Deneuve in Potiche: Still Belle |", URL accessed on 2014-05-22.