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  • n. Plural form of bonnet.


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  • The food is prepared and served by reserved women wearing white muslin bonnets and long aprons.

    Intersecting Traditions | The Stiletto Gang

  • Women walk the streets in bonnets and trousers under long dresses.

    June 2005

  • AVING rewarded his trusty followers with their promised war-bonnets from the hand of Helen, and despatched them onward to the foot of Cartlane craigs, to await his arrival with the larger levy, Murray proceeded to the apartment of Lord Mar, to inform him how far he had executed his commands, and to learn his future orders.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • There were no jibs, but extra sails called bonnets could be rigged in light breezes.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In light winds the main sails could be rigged with extra sails called bonnets to port and starboard, “when chased by an enemy.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • Their bonnets were the long - slatted poke-bonnet; their riding-skirts, of

    The end of an era,

  • What women called bonnets in those days were close thick hoods, made of silk, velvet, fur, or woollen stuff of some sort.

    The King's Daughters

  • Mr. Martinoty's solution is wretched excess: an immense library-cum-mad-science lab with a giant crucifix looming above, an older actor lip-synching Mr. Alagna's aged Faust, Mr. Alagna popping out of a space-age sphere in a gold T-shirt after the devilish deal, a huge chorus in a costume mashup that includes Enlightenment academics, Foreign Legionnaires, Second Empire soldiers, beauty contestants in bathing suits, peasant girls in Dutch bonnets, a humongous skeleton in a flurry of rainbow streamers, and carnival maskers part African-part Ensor.

    Less Is More for 'Faust'

  • They had spent much time already in thus filling out for the other the course of their past lives, and the characters of their friends and relations, so that very soon Terence knew not only what Rachel's aunts might be expected to say upon every occasion, but also how their bedrooms were furnished, and what kind of bonnets they wore.

    The Voyage Out

  • "Moniteurs des Dames," dated in the late forties, that contain pictures and patterns for "bonnets," as they were called.

    Social life in old New Orleans : being recollections of my girlhood,


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