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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as montero.

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Examples

  • The tympanums, like a whirli-The midriff, like a montero-cap. gig.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The tympanums, like a whirli-The midriff, like a montero-cap. gig.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Knowls, in a pleasant manner, corrected him, telling him that he mistook himself in taking a cap for a hat (for mine was a montero-cap), and bade him give it me again; which he (though unwillingly) doing, I forthwith put it on my head again, and thenceforward none meddled with me about it.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

  • And upon a close examination of myself, with respect to my habit and deportment, I could not find anything to place it on, but that I had then on my head a large montero-cap of black velvet, the skirt of which being turned up in folds, looked, it seems, somewhat above the then common garb of a Quaker; and this put me out of conceit with my cap.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

  • Wherefore I put on my montero-cap, which was all I had left to wear on my head, and it was but a very little while that I had that to wear, for as soon as my father came where I was I lost that also.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

  • He was wrapped up in the dusky crimson cloak already mentioned, which served him for a morning-gown, as well as a mantle against the cold, and which corresponded with a large montero-cap, that enveloped his head.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • He was wrapped up in the dusky crimson cloak already mentioned, which served him for a morning-gown, as well as a mantle against the cold, and which corresponded with a large montero-cap, that enveloped his head.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • And upon a close examination of myself, with respect to my habit and deportment, I could not find anything to place it on, but that I had then on my head a large montero-cap of black velvet, the skirt of which being turned up in folds, looked, it seems, somewhat above the then common garb of a Quaker; and this put me out of conceit with my cap.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written By Himself

  • The tympanums, like a whirli - The midriff, like a montero-cap. gig.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 4

  • I rode in a montero-cap (a dress more used then than now), and so did he; and because the weather was exceedingly sharp, we both had drawn our caps down, to shelter our faces from the cold, and by that means neither of us knew the other, but passed by without taking notice one of the other; till a few days after, meeting again, and observing each other's dress, we recollected where we had so lately met.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

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  • Hat-tip to this term, a.k.a. montero.

    December 2, 2010