circlet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n circlet decorated metal band worn around the head
    • n circlet a small circle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Circlet A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.
    • Circlet A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband. "Her fair locks in circlet be enrolled."
    • Circlet A round body; an orb. "Fairest of stars . . . that crown'st the smiling morn
      With thy bright circlet ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n circlet A little circle; a ring-shaped ornament or article of dress, especially for the head; a chaplet; a head-band.
    • n circlet An orb or a disk-shaped body.
    • n circlet A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.
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Usage

In literature:

But how is it that you wear the golden hair and the jewelled circlet of a Holy Thern?
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
She kissed the little gold circlet and laid it beside him.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
It is situated on the easternmost of the fine circlet of hills that incloses the valley of the Powow.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
But I have a circlet of diamonds which can enclose all living creatures.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Now her head, with the gold circlet about the brows, pressed hard against his chin.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
He was not satisfied with having a circlet of gold about his head.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The rudely shaped bodies are covered with indented circlets or with short incised lines.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
He wore large brass ear circlets and bracelets of copper.
"Gold" by Stewart White
It had no delicate amber stem nor circlet of filigree gold.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
I moved towards the window and, ostensibly catching the light upon the facets of the matchless stone, peeped into the circlet.
"The House by the Lock" by C. N. Williamson
Many adventures he had, and he won a circlet of gold as the victor in a tournament.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Proudly she sat upon her high seat, the golden circlet on her dark hair.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
Q. Edburga, circlet round head, brooch on her breast, holds drapery in right hand.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
At times, bracelets were merely circlets of gold.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
For a circlet of gold!
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
This is sometimes worn with gold circlets to lessen the sense of subjection.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Thin veils were attached to jeweled circlets.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
Her breast-plates and the circlet about her temples were adorned with gems.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
It is of the ducal form with greater and lesser trefoil leaves alternately, instead of the usual circlet.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
Here a liripipe is extravagantly long; here a gold circlet decorates curled locks with matchless taste.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
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In poetry:

And about the maiden rapture
Still the ruddy ripples play'd,
Ebbing round in startled circlets
When her arms began to wade;
"Daphne" by George Meredith
I am seeking for my ring.
It has fallen in the bushes Where the golden-hearted thrushes
Used to sing.
Men dig and plant. The earth is tossed — Yet my lost circlet none have crossed.
"The Quest" by Laura Benet
The favourite tree of beauty's queen,
Behold the myrtle's modest green,
The virgin of the grove!
Soft from the circlet of her star,
The tender turtles draw the car
Of Venus and of Love.
"Ode to Women" by John Logan
Strike it as the ages crush
Towers! for while a shape is seen
I am rivalled. Quench its blush,
Devil! But it crowns me Queen,
Red of heat, as none before,
White of heat, the circlet wore.
"The Song Of Theodolinda" by George Meredith
Many a lovely dream I've given,
And many a song divine;
But never! — oh never — that gift of heaven
Shall mortals temples twine —
Hope and love in the circlet glow!
'Tis all too bright for a world of woe —
"Fancy and the Poet" by Susanna Strickland Moodie
And when they reached
Caerleon, ere they past to lodging, she,
Taking his hand, `O the strong hand,' she said,
`See! look at mine! but wilt thou fight for me,
And win me this fine circlet, Pelleas,
That I may love thee?'
"Pelleas And Ettarre" by Alfred Lord Tennyson