Plymouth cloak


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History and Etymology for Plymouth cloak

from Plymouth, England; probably from the idea that a returned traveler landing at Plymouth without money or adequate clothing could more easily provide himself with a staff to ward off possible beatings than with a cloak to cushion himself against them

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“Plymouth cloak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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