coronet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coronet margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof
    • n coronet a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Neither the saxophone, the tuba, the coronet, nor the valve trumpet existed before 1800.
    • Coronet An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown. "Without a star, a coronet , or garter."
    • Coronet (Anc. Armor) The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel.
    • Coronet (Far) The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coronet A coronal, circlet, or wreath for the head.
    • n coronet A crown representing a dignity inferior to that of the sovereign. The distinction between the coronets of different ranks of nobility as it now exists throughout Europe is of very modern origin. In England, the coronet of the Prince of Wales is composed of a circle or fillet of gold, on the edge four crosses pattée alternating with as many fleurs-de-lis, and from the two side crosses an arch surmounted with a mound and cross; the coronet of a duke is adorned with strawberry-leaves; that of a marquis has leaves with pearls (that is, silver balls) interposed; that of an earl has the pearls raised above the leaves; that of a viscount is surrounded with pearls only; that of a baron has only six pearls. See pearl, and cut under baron.
    • n coronet In modern costume, a decorative piece forming a part of a woman's head-dress, especially a plate or band, as of metal, broad in the middle and half encircling the head in front.
    • n coronet Same as coronal, 2.
    • n coronet In entomology, a circle of spines, hairs, etc., around the apex of a part, as around the end of the abdomen.
    • n coronet The lowest part of the pastern of a horse, running about the coffin and distinguished by the hair that joins and covers the upper part of the hoof. Also cornet. See cut under hoof.
    • coronet To adorn as with a coronet.
    • n coronet An erroneous form of cornet, 7.
    • n coronet In botany, same as corona, especially in a diminutive sense; also formerly applied to a whorl of small flowers, as in some labiate plants, and to small heads of umbelliferous and composite plants.
    • n coronet The bur at the base of an antler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coronet kor′o-net a small crown inferior to the sovereign's, worn by the nobility: an ornamental head-dress: the part of a horse's pastern just above the coffin—also Cor′net
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of OE. corone, crown; cf. OF. coronete,. See Crown, and cf. Crownet Cronet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr., dim. of corone, crown.

Usage

In literature:

Canst thou blame De Vallance for catching my coronet before it fell to the ground by a false attainder?
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
Instead of wearing her coronet at Court, here she was moping and mewed up in a stiff, puritanical countryside.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
She will never disgrace herself nor the coronet which she already feels pressing lightly upon her head.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
I would sooner be an Armine without a coronet than many a brow I wot of with.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
In the left hand of the picture there lie in their path three corpses in coffins, with coronets on their heads.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
In the upper left-hand corner was a faded crest of a tower, over which was a coronet.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
High place must be respected, and the coronet of a Duchess must not be despised.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
The crest was the coronet of a count.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
On either side on smaller pedestals are the Viscount's coronet and gauntlets.
"Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Among others, one had a ducal coronet.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Kind 'earts are more than coronets and simple faith than Norman blood, aren't they?
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Nothing which Leo the Tenth could do for Erasmus could add lustre to his coronet.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
These ill-dressed men are surrounded by women blazing in jewels and diamonds, coronets and diadems.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445" by Various
It is from the coronet of a Sioux chief, and was given to me as a safeguard.
"Wild Bill's Last Trail" by Ned Buntline
I took up a prayer-book, on which was engraved an earl's coronet.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
Why, you jade, your betters do; I 'm sure the lady that I took it from had a coronet upon her handkerchief.
"The Beaux-Stratagem" by George Farquhar
This was to grant her a coronet.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Directly afterwards the whole beach was covered with savages, painted chiefly with black, and all wearing coronets of feathers.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
And you ain't wearin' your earl's coronet, nor your robe trimmed round with ermine skins?
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
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In poetry:

'Tis done: the last bright gem is set
In EVA'S sparkling coronet;
A soil on her rich veil appears,--
Unsuiting here--and is it tears!
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Moral.
This commoner has worth and parts, Is praised for arms, or loved for arts;
His head aches for a coronet,
And who is bless'd that is not great?
"The Ladle. A Tale" by Matthew Prior
If I was fair then sure I'm fairer now,
Sitting where a score of servants stand,
With a coronet on high days for my brow
And almost a sceptre for my hand.
"Lady Maggie" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
"Behold yon rainbow, brightening yet,
To which all mingled hues are given!
There are thy dew-drops, grandly set
In a resplendent coronet
Upon the brow of heaven.
"The Child And The Dew-Drops (in memory of a lost son)." by John Critchley Prince
``Wherewith men buy what crafty barter brings,—
Greater the gain, more hazardous the risks,—
Toil from the many, coronets from Kings,
And lust from odalisques.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Mitre, and coronet, and Crown,
Gaze into space that heeds them not,
Unmeaning pomp of dead renown,
Medley of Monarchs long forgot,
Who from the nations' ghastly strife
Won immortality—for life.
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin

In news:

'Lifted' will be first film for Coronet .
Newcomer Uriah Shelton is starring in Lexi Alexander's indie drama "Lifted," which also is serving as the inaugural film of producer Deborah Del Prete's Coronet Films.
There had never been a kit of the '67 Coronet R/T, so it was well-received by muscle-car modelers.
The Coronet is the fist kit in Polar Lights' new Great American Rides series.
The 3600 Coronet offers excellent performance, handling and maneuverability, with an innovative choice of propulsion/power packages.
Oh what the heck, just spend the money like Mark did on his '68 Dodge Coronet R/T.
Dodge's muscle- flexing triple threat: Coronet, Charger & Super Bee.
The Coronet "B-body" was one of the Dodge "Rebellion" muscle cars — a squarish intermediate with the classic "factory hot rod" formula.
Rancois Truffaut 's "Love on the Run," which opens today at the Coronet, is the fifth film and, Mr Truffaut says, the last in his extraordinary Antoine Doinel series that began 20 years ago with "The 400 Blows".
2 back ankle socks with black spots on the coronet bands.
" Sherlock Holmes and the Beryl Coronet" is being performed at 7 pm each night at Bobby's Hometown Restaurant.
Tiara Yachts' products include open, sovran , coronet and convertible models with inboard power from 29 to 58 feet S2 Yachts also produces Pursuit Boats from 22 to 38 feet in inboard, outboard and stern drive configurations.
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs at The Coronet in London.
Who Shot Miles & Other Stories from the Blue Coronet.
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In science:

Forbrich presented results of radio sources in the Coronet and found IRS 5 was the most variable source in both X-ray and cm wavelengths, but lacking simultaneous data, it was difficult to understand the physical connection.
Star Formation in the Era of the Three Great Observatories
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