Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cone consisting of tarred canvas extended on a frame 3 feet high and 3 feet wide at the base, used either alone or along with the drum as a storm-signal. See cut under storm-signal.

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Examples

  • When the matter, however, had in our presence to be referred to with nods and pronouns, with significant hiatuses and interpolations in the French tongue, then the red flag was flown, the storm-cone hoisted, and by a studious pretence of inattention we were not long in plucking out the heart of the mystery.

    The Golden Age

  • The domestic storm-cone was hoisted, and I shipped myself on board a small trading vessel bound from Constantinople, by classic seas whose every wave throbs with a deathless memory, to the Grecian Islands and the Levant.

    The Wind in the Willows

  • The domestic storm-cone was hoisted, and I shipped myself on board a small trading vessel bound from

    The Wind in the Willows

  • The domestic storm-cone was hoisted, and I shipped myself on board a small trading vessel bound from Constantinople, by classic seas whose every wave throbs with a deathless memory, to the Grecian Islands and the

    The Wind in the Willows

  • "Leave you alone, with the barometer falling and the storm-cone hoisted?

    Count Bunker

  • "I didn't see the storm-cone till half-past three.

    Traffics and Discoveries

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