bishop's hat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bishop's hat slow-growing creeping plant with semi-evergreen leaves on erect wiry stems; used as ground cover
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Usage

In literature:

But the urchins were all gaping at the Bishop's shovel hat.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
On the 15th of August 1802 he was consecrated Bishop, and the following year received the Cardinal's hat.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
You couldn't go to Frederick in a bishop's hat, now could you?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 20, 1917" by Various
The Cardinal's Hat arrived with many gracious compliments to the Bishop of Lucon, who then gave up his diocese.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Francis said he would do his best, but feared the "hat" would prove the Bishop's death.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
I also learned that what I called the bishop's hat was a miter.
"A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It is audible as far as a Bishop's hat, if you see what I mean.
"Mammon and Co." by E. F. Benson
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