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  • n. a hat made of felt with a creased crown


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  • Already they looked like juvenile Bobs, Jacks and Hughies, in what was gradually replacing the old-fashioned grey twill and flannel as the uniform of the Great Northwest grazier: white moleskin breeches, white shirt, a flat-crowned grey felt hat with a broad brim, and ankle-high elastic-sided riding boots with flat heels.

    The Thorn Birds

  • He wore a tweed sportjacket with a flannel shirt and a brown felt hat that he tugged off when he spotted Alice.


  • On top of her head, she wore a small brown felt hat with one large brown-speckled feather swept across the front.

    The Joy Luck Club

  • When Miss Silver entered the shop at eleven o’clock, Mrs Bush was deep in conversation with a little elderly person with a long nose, pale eyes, and a black felt hat tipped sideways over straggling grey hair.

    The Key

  • Lawler was an elderly man, shrewd, silent, and self - contained, clad in an old black frock coat, which with his soft felt hat and ragged, grizzled beard gave him a general resem - blance to an itinerant preacher.


  • 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.

    Maigret's Memoirs

  • A man in a belted mackintosh, felt hat and gumboots came forward.

    Death of a Fool

  • As at Dizy, he was dressed in an old corduroy velvet suit and a faded felt hat which had long ago lost its ribbon.

    Maigret meets a Milord

  • He wore a felt hat sideways; it was the only way to fit over his broad forehead, which had been flattened in infancy by a papoose board.

    The Lightkeeper

  • On returning, she had transferred her hat and fur to the attaché-case and put on a small black felt hat and a light-weight raincoat which she had packed there in readiness.

    Unnatural Death


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