top hat

Definitions

  • Archibald holding top hat
    Archibald holding top hat
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n top hat a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
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Additional illustrations & photos:

man in top hat and monocle man in top hat and monocle

Usage

In literature:

He lifted his hat, and would have opened the gate to let her pass, but she held it fast looking at him over the top.
"The Village by the River" by H. Louisa Bedford
Now they saw the top of his round black felt hat.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
So to sea he went, top hat and all.
"Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"" by James Blyth
The squatter took off his hat and shook the snow from the top of it.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
A frayed top-hat and a faded brown overcoat with a wrinkled velvet collar lay upon a chair beside him.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
Frenchmen, under all superficial reactions, remained republican in spirit, as they had been when they first wore top-hats.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
A bit stiff, and I've got a bruise in the back, the doctor says, like; the top of a silk hat.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
The Sallys has got the blankets right over the tops with the hats down close.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
They wore long cloaks; their features concealed greatly by their wide-topped hats and the coifs they wore beneath.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Pacheco placed the note inside his hat, on the top of which he fastened the short trousers and girdle he wore.
"In New Granada" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

In Hungary a boy wears white
Blouses, his knickers fit him tight,
He has top boots of patent leather,
And in his hat a peacock's feather.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
With sightless eyes they pored on books,
And scrawled on many a sheet
Their regimental strokes and hooks,
And stalked about with pompous looks,
Top-hatted, in the civil street.
"The Faun" by John Le Gay Brereton
A bronzed, lank man! His suit of ancient black,
A famous high top-hat and plain worn shawl
Make him the quaint great figure that men love,
The prairie-lawyer, master of us all.
"Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight" by Vachel Lindsay
That oblong of wall-paper wan!
And while she prattled prettily
I sensed the red light going on,
So I refused a cup of tea,
And took my gold-topped cane and hat—
My going seemed to leave her flat.
"Horatio" by Robert W Service

In news:

Police release sketch of suspect in home invasion near Top Hat .
Man in top hat tried to get kids into his car.
Control Room at Top Hat Recording—Image courtesy of Mary Podio.
Kenny Chesney is country's top hat .
Plans Underway for Puttin'on the Ritz: Top Hat & Tails Gala.
Oil Spill Update, Day 80: BP Readies New Top Hat .
George put a link on his website to explain the top-hat thing.
Located on US 42/Ashland Road, Top Hat applied for a liquor license at the establishment.
Work is done Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006, at the site of the former Top Hat restaurant, which was torn down the day before.
Police release sketch of suspect in home invasion near Top Hat.
Kenny Chesney is country's top hat.
The wonders of the top hat.
Oil Spill Update, Day 80: BP Readies New Top Hat.
Caps from the Yomiuri Giants and the Seibu Lions sat alongside official Mets hats in the top shelves of lockers.
Data collected by underwater cameras revealed continuous leaking, so it was replaced with another cap , called the Top Hat #10.
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In science:

In Section 3 we present the detailed analysis on the theoretically-optimal filter (TOF) (the Matched Filter) and the adaptive top-hat filter (ATHF).
On the linear filters for point source extraction of the Planck mission
In this section we would like to elaborate for point source extraction the subtleties of the 3 linear filters: the theoretically-optimal filter, the adaptive top-hat filter and the pseudo-filter.
On the linear filters for point source extraction of the Planck mission
The shaded area shows the optimal top-hat filtering range (ℓmin , ℓmax ) for this channel, taken from Chiang et al. (2002b).
On the linear filters for point source extraction of the Planck mission
The adaptive top-hat filtered maps from the foreground-cleaned map (top) by Tegmark, de Oliveira-Costa & Hamilton (2003) and the WMAP Q-band map (bottom).
On the linear filters for point source extraction of the Planck mission
The significance of the signal with respect to the expected background is computed following in the case of a top-hat window and will be referred hereafter by the expression : ”Li-Ma significance”.
Search for localized excess fluxes in Auger sky maps and prescription results
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