Mexican hat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mexican hat coneflower with flower heads resembling a Mexican hat with a tall red-brown disk and drooping yellow or yellow and red-brown rays; grows in the great plains along base of Rocky Mountains
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Usage

In literature:

For a long time I had not seen a woman in a hat; the Mexicans all wore a linen towel over their heads.
"Vanished Arizona" by Martha Summerhayes
Underneath the hat was a Mexican, and him the sheriff ordered to step forward.
"Bucky O'Connor" by William MacLeod Raine
He wore a strange hat, and I knew from pictures I had seen that he was a Mexican.
"The Young Forester" by Zane Grey
Up and up, higher and higher, and then forward, while down below the Mexicans yelled and swung their hats.
"Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground" by Victor Appleton
From the high peak of his hat it was evident this new guard was a Mexican.
"Keith of the Border" by Randall Parrish
See that fellow with the Mexican hat?
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
THEY'VE IMPORTED A GENUINE MEXICAN BANDIT FOR YOUR KNIFE-FIGHT SCENE IN 'BAD HAT, THE HALF-BREED.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 14, 1920" by Various
When the old Mexican, hazing the burros across the mesa, saw Pete wave his hat, he knew that something unusual had happened.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He was lost in the dusk of the building and of his Mexican hat.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
They found no mask, no Mexican serape, no black felt hat.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
It could now be seen that he was a small, dark Mexican, wearing a high-crowned hat.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
Only their big hats showed and I could not make out whether they were Mexicans or white men.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The crowning glory of the whole is the huge Mexican hat.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
A high-peaked Mexican hat hid the face of the wearer, but it needed no second glance to tell him who she was.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
He was a dark, slick, Mexican-looking man, who dangled his hat nervously from his fingers, and kept glancing at the door.
"The Other Side of the Door" by Lucia Chamberlain
He wore one of the high-crowned, wide-brimmed hats of the country; but he was not otherwise dressed like the Mexicans.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
She was a small woman, overshadowed by an immense Mexican straw hat.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
On his head he wore a wide Mexican hat which vastly became him.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
Into this smoky room came yet another Mexican, a young man, dressed in soiled finery, his wide-brimmed high-peaked hat shading his face.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
Here comes a Mexican with a fifty-dollar hat on his head, and fifty cents would almost buy the rest of his clothes.
"The Minute Man of the Frontier" by W. G. Puddefoot
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In news:

Because Mexican restaurants in Columbus nowadays are so old hat, it takes some special attributes to separate one from the burgeoning and undistinguished pack.
Way down in the southeast corner of Utah sits a little town called Mexican Hat .
Mexican Hat Elementary School continues a steady climb in academic achievement in Math, Language Arts, and Science.
The response of local residents to the terrible bus accident near Mexican Hat has been named the Emergency Medical Incident of the Year by the State of Utah.
During the last week of January, sixth grade students from Monticello, Montezuma Creek and Mexican Hat Elementary Schools participated in snowshoe field trips.
Let's Do The Mexican Hat Dance.
Rat droppings, gnawed through bags of food and gnawed on food containers were just a few of the infractions t hat caused inspectors to close the Mexican restaurant.
Pam Annas passed on June 1, 2010, at her home in Mexican Hat, UT.
This has led to a geological oddity the shape of a wide-brimmed Mexican sombrero hat.
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In science:

Due to its shape, g(t) is called the Mexican hat function.
A Short Course on Frame Theory
This potential possesses a minimum at (φ†φ)min = µ2/2λ ≡ v 2 , an unstable maximum at the origin and goes off to positive infinity as (φ†φ) → ∞ (hence the resemblance to the mexican hat).
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Let us next relax the non-linear constraint (4) by introducing a mexican-hat potential.
Higgs-Sector Solitons
Tomaras, Ribbons around Mexican Hats, hep-th 9403034, to appear in Nucl.
Higgs-Sector Solitons
Mexican hat potential), this is the Abelian Higgs model, the relativistic analogue of the Ginzburg–Landau model.
Testing cosmological defect formation in the laboratory
Without SUSY the axion gets a vev below the PQ scale and develops a ‘mexican hat’ potential.
Saxion Emission from SN1987A
Figure (9) gives the general shape of the tree-level potential in terms of three parameters a, b, c which correspond respectively to the width and height of the Mexican hat and to the value of Sc .
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
As shown in section (3.4), for a restricted set of parameters it is possible to lower the top of the Mexican hat of the fields in the true vacuum state.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
Of course one could try to calculate the tension of the resulting strings, which have a lowered top of the Mexican hat potential.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
Maybe it is not right to call this a Goldstone boson, because this terminology is normally used in the global minimum (of, for example, the Mexican hat potential).
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
The use of a mean field which leads to a Mexican-hat potential in the rest frame of the nucleon is at least a debateable assumption.
Baryon Spectroscopy and the Origin of Mass
While the chiral (cid:12)elds (cid:13)uctuate a great deal, on average they initially have small vacuum expectation values; they lie \on top of the Mexican-hat potential." .
Geometry of Multihadron Production
The potential V ( ~M ) has a ’mexican hat shape’ as represented in Fig.2 for the bidimensional case.
Introduction To The Symmetry Breaking Sector
With no explicit chiral symmetry breaking, there are degenerate minima all around the rim of the Mexican hat.
Testing Chiral Symmetry Breaking at DAPHNE
If the curvature parameter β0 is negative and the compactness Gm/Rc2 of a body is large enough, one finds that this effective potential has the shape of a Mexican hat, with a local maximum at ϕ = ϕ0 and two symmetric minima at nonvanishing values of ϕ − ϕ0 = ±ϕmin .
Comparing solar-system, binary-pulsar, and gravitational-wave tests of gravity
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