silk hat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n silk hat a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
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Usage

In literature:

The child thus passionately alluded to had possessed himself of Bill's genteel silk hat, which had been tenderly put away to dry.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
At first his silk hat stuck up rigidly, but soon it began to nod gratified assent.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
Then Simon bowed his trunk and lifted his silk hat and his umbrella in the manner of a preacher giving a blessing.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
A tall silk hat very much out of fashion was reserved for the officers, which they tried on in turn.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France" by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
Mr. Warren sat down, and, taking a red silk handkerchief out of the crown of his hat, he wiped his countenance.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
A soft brown silk tie was knotted smartly under her fresh collar, and she wore her new sailor hat.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A man in a silk hat pushed in three musicians, carrying a tom-tom, a cymbal and a flute.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
He wore a black suit, a rather rusty top-hat, and carried a silk umbrella.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Only Whity always tried to dress the part, in a sporty shepherd plaid, with a checked hat and checked silk socks to match.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
And the Lamb had indeed his very best cream-colored silk coat and hat.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
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In poetry:

And an air of ancient legend
Wreaths her resilient silks,
Her hat with its funereal plumes,
And her slender ringed hand.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
The Sissy sports a pink cravat
And often wears a high silk hat;
His voice is like a turtle dove's
And he always wears the "cutest" gloves.
At playing ping-pong he's inured,
And his finger-nails are manicured.
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck
The fine silk plug and Panama are hats I do not need;
I'd rather poise my head beneath the straw of Dixie's mead;
Indeed, my friend, I'd be content beneath a brimless cap,
To sport it with the urching all, a jolly, romping chap.
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Right Louis Vuitton embroidered guipure silk and mink jacket with embroidered guipure silk and mink briefs, Fetish high boot and wool hat, all available at Louis Vuitton/South Coast Plaza.
When out about town, he compensated for his lack of physical stature with a fantastically tall black silk hat of the type then called a "topper".
He wears his brown locks long and tucks a pink silk rose into the brim of his canvas explorer hat.
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