Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hat-rack.
  • n. In Australia, one of the trees called sycamore, PÅ“cilodermis lurida. It yields a white, soft, easily split wood, occasionally used for shingles, and a strong bast fiber.

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Examples

  • "She can't have run away home, can she?" he said to himself, as he paused before the hat-tree.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • He noticed some sort of a hat-tree in the hall, and as they walked toward the back he saw the doors of several rooms which opened off the lower hall.

    The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River or Diamond X and the Chinese Smugglers

  • The problem of a satisfactory hat-tree, which baffled the genius of Chippendale, is still unsolved in Grand Rapids, and it probably will remain unsolved to the end of time, unless Eden should be found again, where the hat-tree is the least of the arboreal troubles.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • How well I remembered the hat-tree that sheltered my caps in youth, beneath the protecting foliage of the paternal greatcoat and the maternal bonnet!

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • Again I cautioned him, and we set out on our walk leaving the litter on the floor; and as we tramped through the marvelous sky-scraper wilderness which is Manhattan, we talked of hat-trees, and the futility of human effort, and sighed for a new Carlyle to write the philosophy of the hat-tree drawer.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • In New York I never had one, either, because there is never room in the hall-way of a modern apartment both for a hat-tree and a passage-way.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • My own method is to reflect that the ideal hat-tree has never been constructed.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • At present I have no hat-tree, because I live in an old farm house where there is a square piano and a hall closet, and we don't need one.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • As the figure passed the hat-tree he saw the arm reach out and catch the rose-coloured scarf, flinging it over one shoulder.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

  • An old-fashioned hat-tree just opposite the rear door was hung full with hats.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

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