Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman's hat supposed to be made in imitation of one shown in some striking portrait (as, for example, a portrait by Gainsborough): usually a wide-brimmed hat with flowing plumes. See Gainsborough hat, under hat.
“Miss Butler with her darling spaniels and picture-hat.”
“Courtney was wearing the glorious white lace bridal suit Jack had bought her, complete with picture-hat.”
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“The lovely white lace suit The matching picture-hat.”
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“She wore a skimpy tweed skirt and a cheap nun's veiling blouse, and on her iron-grey hair was perched rakishly a forlorn broken picture-hat of faded green, chiffon with a knot of bright red ribbon to give the bizarre touch of colour she had learned to admire among her surroundings.”
“The face beneath the picture-hat was small and well-shaped, the nose delicately tip-tilted, the chin determined, the mouth a little wide and suggesting good-humour.”
“She no longer wore the picture-hat, and Rutherford, looking at her, came to the conclusion that the change was an improvement.”
“She wore a picture-hat and a costume the keynote of which was a certain aggressive attractiveness.”
“This caused evident distress of mind to the judge, for Comrade Mabel with her indignant pink cheeks and her big picture-hat looked more than ever the lady, and it is a fact known even to judges that American jails have not been constructed for ladies.”
“That'll do, lady," said the policeman, as considerately as he dared; for Comrade Mabel wore a big picture-hat and many other signs of youth and beauty.”
“With her light summer dress and her picture-hat and her open-work stockings and her absurd little high-heeled, silver-buckled shoes she had somehow regained the feminine self-confidence which her thick boots and sober brown woods dress had filched from her.”
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