from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maker of hats; a hatter.


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  • Born in Putney, south London, and apprenticed to hat-maker Phillip Treacy before he opened his own business in Whitechapel, Kirkwood is a star product of the creative energy flowing out of east London's fashion community.

    Nicholas Kirkwood, British shoe designer, steps up to top role at Pollini

  • The French hat-maker taught Fanny how to dress, the story goes, and gave her a smattering of French as well as Italian; her growing sense of style as well as her ability with languages were to serve her well as time went on.

    Guest Post on Fanny Abington by Jo Manning

  • His hat, though worn rather jauntily, revealed, more than any of the above symptoms, the poverty of a man who was totally unable to pay sixteen francs to a hat-maker, being forced to live from hand to mouth.

    A Start in Life

  • "Conversation" Sharp, hat-maker, poet and member of Parliament.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • The confirmation, according to my mocking summary of the impression produced by it, consisted mainly in the hiring of a tall silk hat from the hat-maker, and the sending of it back next day, sanctified.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • There was a saleswoman from Ludwig Street; a clerk with a pock-marked face from a produce store; the dignified preceptress of a Kindergarten; an official of the savings bank; the hat-maker from the corner of the Market Place with his grown daughter; and the sergeant who invariably saluted when he passed by her.

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • This hat-maker, despite his peaceful occupation, was called by his friends Captain Cooper, for he had been a good soldier of the

    Captains of Industry or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

  • There is not a man or hat-maker born into the world but feels, or has felt, that he is degrading himself if he speak of his excellencies and prowesses, and supremacy in his craft: his inmost heart says to him, "Leave thy friends to speak of these; if possible, thy enemies to speak of these; but at all events, thy friends!"

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • Said one hat-maker, "In her world, she's Lady Gaga."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • There shall be a tax levied upon everybody (but especially upon that cursed hat-maker).

    Sophisms of the Protectionists


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