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- n. A hard round black felt hat with a narrow brim; no longer commonly worn
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- n. a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
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Old Penrose, who had had her since the war, had retired a month or so before and the owners had given the command to his nephew, who used to be her mate; a smart young chap who wore a brown bowler hat with his reefer jacket when he came ashore.
With an inward curse Mr Holman hurled his fat body at the bus as it passed him, swayed uncertainly into the interior and sat down beside Martha Kemp, panting and glowering, with his bowler hat tipped to the back of his head.
It was Pierre Renoir, who did not clap a bowler hat on his head, but wore a perfectly ordinary felt hat and the sort of clothes worn by any civil servant, whether or not attached to the police.
Alan Medford Grant was a short, elflike, balding man with large eyes and large teeth, in his neat pin-striped suit and bowler hat and he liked him immediately.
By now, too, the panic party had further enhanced its dramatic performance: one of Campbell’s officers, playing the part of the ship’s captain, went over the side wearing a bowler hat and carrying a “pet parrot” (stuffed) in a green cage.
When young Sim came to the Quais for the first time, I still had a bowler hat in my closet, but I wore it only on rare occasions, for funerals or official ceremonies.
The scented bedroom, with her lying there in her dressing-gown, dangling a slipper from the end of one bare foot, and a middle-aged, rather red-faced Maigret with his bowler hat on the floor, looked like a drawing in La Vie Parisienne …
Sad shake of the head as Lasko turned his bowler hat in his hands.