If you put a garment on wrong side out, or a hat on wrong end before, spit on it before turning, to prevent bad luck.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
But with a silk hat it might not be too bad.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
Thee and thou, a stationary hat, bad grammar and worse manners, with an ugly coat, are not George Fox to-day.
"Standard Selections" by Various
I was not surprised, therefore, when we found ourselves in a room full of bad hats and unkempt heads.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
But the hat, when it was done, wasn't so bad.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
Very few failed to answer his appeal, and I saw many badly wounded men take off their hats and cheer him.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
Not half bad cried the earl try on the hat Salteena it is on my bed.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
Sumter was defeated as badly and rode as fast to Charlotte, without hat or saddle.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The drop was very bad indeed, for my hat was crushed out of shape.
"The Other Side of the Door" by Lucia Chamberlain
The felt hat will suffer by such use, and besides will serve badly.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
The cockade on the hat is the privilege abroad of ambassadors; it is bad form.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
I want two of your best men for two of my very bad hats.
"As We Sweep Through The Deep" by Gordon Stables
A useful water-proof hat for bad weather.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He was very farmer-like, she noticed; his cheap coat fitted him badly, and his hat was old and shapeless.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Why, it was almost as bad as that acme of horrors, a chimney-pot hat!
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
A stone for bread is bad enough, and stones for hats are not a bit better!
"Fridtjof Nansen" by Jacob B. Bull
That 'ere Hurley's a bad hat.
"A Boy of the Dominion" by F. S. Brereton
You bad manner'd brutes, to keep your hats on when your betters comes in.
"The Man with the Book" by John Matthias Weylland
The country's in a bad way when you read of its old aristocracy opening hat shops.
"Harding of Allenwood" by Harold Bindloss
And that's too bad, for, as you know, many ladies come in merely to look round and price the hats.
"The Bond of Black" by William Le Queux