Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metallurgy, the little tube of gold left when the alloy of silver and gold taken from the cupel is rolled and boiled in nitric acid to remove the former metal. Also spelled cornet.

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Examples

  • In all large European towns the _cornette_ of the Sister of St. Vincent of Paul is seen in hospital, prison and asylum, in the garret of the dying workman as well as by the bed where the warrior lies in state -- in the humble schools of the lowest suburbs and in the

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • The original Emittsburg community now wearing the cornette and observing the rule just as St. Vincent gave it, naturally surpasses any of the others in number.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The head-dress was at first a small linen cap, but to this was added in the early days the white linen cornette.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • A red chaperon or cap, with long hanging cornette, sat daintily on the back of his black-curled head, while his gold-hued shoes were twisted up a la poulaine, as though the toes were shooting forth a tendril which might hope in time to entwine itself around his massive leg.

    The White Company

  • A red chaperon or cap, with long hanging cornette, sat daintily on the back of his black-curled head, while his gold-hued shoes were twisted up _a la poulaine_, as though the toes were shooting forth a tendril which might hope in time to entwine itself around his massive leg.

    The White Company

  • A red chaperon or cap, with long hanging cornette, sat daintily on the back of his black-curled head, while his gold-hued shoes were twisted up à la poulaine, as though the toes were shooting forth a tendril which might hope in time to entwine itself around his massive leg.

    The White Company

  • And after all, this _cornette à petite santé_ of Lady Blaze is a dear little thing; then, again, this _coiffe à dentelle_ of Lady Macaroni is quite

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 4

  • And, after, all, this _cornette à petite santé_ of Lady Blaze is a dear little thing; then, again, this _coiffe à dentelle_ of Lady Macaroni is quite a pet. '

    The Young Duke

  • Annette's mother, who had always worn the provincial dress of Auvergne, furnished the high _cornette_, stiff stays, bodice, &c.; and equipped in these, Madame de Fleury was so admirably well disguised, that even Victoire declared she should scarcely have known her.

    Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales

  • _black-cornette_ can hardly be right, for it should be _black-cornetted night_.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

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