headgear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n headgear clothing for the head
    • n headgear stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
    • n headgear the hoist at the pithead of a mine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Headgear Apparatus above ground at the mouth of a mine or deep well.
    • Headgear Headdress.
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Usage

In literature:

Jack, unable to resist the temptation to gather in the spoils as a souvenir of the event, snatched this metal headgear up.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
Farmers' wagons were arriving early, and ribbons of orange and blue were fastened in the horses' headgear.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Frances went in for a nearer inspection, and lifted the little saucy bit of headgear from its place in the decorations of Nola's wall.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
Braden took it, with more swinging bows, and a sweep of his floppy headgear.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
He would have taken Larry's headgear had that article been anyway suitable, but it was not.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
On the table, carelessly thrown amid a pile of correspondence, was his nondescript headgear.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
In the coldest weather, however, they wrap the head gracefully in a headgear of cloth.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
It was at the other end of the costume, the headgear, that women displayed their extravagance.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
The headgear of the patrician lady was a high diadem, while the bridegroom wore a silver wreath adorned with artificial flowers.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
But what struck me was his headgear.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
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In poetry:

in spite of our embarrassment.
Costume and custom are complex.
The headgear of the other sex
inspires us to experiment.
"Exchanging Hats" by Elizabeth Bishop
When with me the play she goes,
I much admire the buds and bows
And all that on Kate’s headgear grows.
But when some other night I see
That hat between the stage and me,
My taste and Kate’s do not agree.
"At Variance" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Sacked Chinese curler caps bad day with US headgear.
Revision of F1446 - 08 Standard Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear.
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Google 's Project Glass -- the newly unveiled concept headgear that would superimpose graphics on your view of the world -- immediately made me think of.
He recalled the days when he didn't even know how to put on his miter, the bishop 's ceremonial headgear.
New Specification for Curling Headgear.
Ke$ha Makes Headgear Made Of Her Fan's Human Teeth.
ZACK COLLINS of Jefferson (white headgear) pins Joey Leshnack of Liberty during a 160-pound match Wednesday in Falcon Gym.
Ask most people in the West what images they associate with the words "Middle East" and you'll likely get descriptions of oil wells, desert dunes, and men in flowing robes and Bedouin headgear.
Won the right to sport a strainer as headgear in driver license photo proclaiming that the headgear was part of his.
The origin of headgear in females, however, has remained enigmatic.
Skunk 's New Headgear.
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