Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman's light scarflike head covering, usually knit or crocheted of wool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light wrap sometimes worn by women upon the head; a head-covering resembling a scarf rather than a hood, and usually knitted or crocheted of wool.

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Examples

  • It was a mild evening late in October, and Louisa sat on the porch with her pepper-and-salt shawl on and a black wool "rigolette" tied over her head.

    Homespun Tales

  • “It was a strange life—asleep half the day, exploring Washington the other half, and all night hovering, like a massive cherubim, in a red rigolette over the slumbering sons of man.”

    Louisa May Alcott

  • John hugged Louisa, pepper-and-salt shawl, black rigolette, and all, when she finished this unprecedented speech; and when he went to sleep that night in the old north chamber, the one he and Louisa had been born in, the one his father and mother had died in, it was with a little smile of hope on his lips.

    Homespun Tales

  • It was a strange life – asleep half the day, exploring Washington the other half, and all night hovering, like a massive cherubim, in a red rigolette, over the slumbering sons of man.

    Hospital Sketches

  • It was a strange life -- asleep half the day, exploring Washington the other half, and all night hovering, like a massive cherubim, in a red rigolette, over the slumbering sons of man.

    Hospital Sketches

  • Anxious to please him, she raced round the beds till she came back to the porch where he stood, and, dropping down upon the steps, she sat panting, with cheeks as rosy as the rigolette on her shoulders.

    Eight Cousins

  • And there's Mary's rigolette on the bureau; the careless child!

    Finger Posts on the Way of Life

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