• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pot-hat a high-crowned felt hat, worn by men
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. pot, from the Celt., as Ir. pota, Gael. poit, W. pot.


In literature:

Gunn touched the brim of his soft felt hat, which he wore turned down all round apparently in imitation of a flower-pot.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
And next year, if God and our Lady (here he raised his hat) lend us life, we shall drink our potions from a pewter pot!
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
He desired to look at my new chimney-pot hat.
"Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
At last we had built up a four-story jack-pot, an' every feller's face wore the take-off-your-hat-to-me smile.
"Happy Hawkins" by Robert Alexander Wason
The third girl is on her feet, dancing before this areopagus of idiots, with their lanky locks and pot-hats.
"Madame Chrysantheme Complete" by Pierre Loti
Mazarin is becoming as strict as those pot-hat Puritans yonder in England.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
He carries a white pot hat and tasselled cane.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
At the lower end we found an earthen pot sealed up, which the gentleman in the white hat proceeded to open.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
Then he hauled down his hat-box, and tried on his new "pot," and felt still more soothed.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
And when in time my flat-topped pot-hat and tan boots were produced, there was general rejoicing.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed

In poetry:

I remember Uncle Caldwell,
Who took pot liquor fat
And greased the pages of his book,
And hid it in his hat.
"Learning To Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins
It's no go the picture palace, it's no go the stadium,
It's no go the country cot with a pot of pink geraniums,
It's no go the Government grants, it's no go the elections,
Sit on your arse for fifty years and hang your hat on a pension.
"Bagpipe Music" by Louis MacNeice