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  • adj. (of a hat) having a high crown


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  • One of her great-grandchildren said at that time, She was rather under-sized and slender, with a pale face, blue eyes, and grey hair that curled slightly under a high-crowned ruffled cap.

    History of American Women

  • There she was, in a high-crowned, beplumed hat, and tailored white dress with a shoulder cape, at her uncle's side on the ship's bridge, looking at the throng who had come to greet them.

    The Return of Madame Royale, April 1814

  • In the 1600s, two types dominated: a low-crowned hat with a broad brim and a high-crowned, round hat made of beaver.

    The Latest Hat Craze

  • He was dressed plainly in black velvet, after the Flemish fashion, and wore in his high-crowned hat a jewelled clasp, which looped it up on one side, and formed the only ornament of his apparel.

    The Abbot

  • The figure which produced this effect on the Esculapius of the village, was that of a tall old woman, who wore a high-crowned hat and muffler.

    The Abbot

  • Several other mammals occur in Nigeria only on the Jos Plateau, including the bushveld horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus simulator), the high-crowned bat (Miniopterus inflatus), dark-eared climbing mouse (Dendromus melanotis), and the West African subspecies of klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus porteousi, EN).

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

  • In striking his head against this impediment, the force of the blow had been broken in some measure by a high-crowned hat, yet the violence of the shock was sufficient to shiver the branch to pieces.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Mrs. George Washington Gilbert, whose given name is Tabitha, wears a high-crowned bonnet with a green ostrich feather on Sundays.

    Dream State

  • It is an elegant example of what the French call a casque bourgignon, a Burgundian helmet of distinctive design that was the choice of kings and noblemen—a handsome, high-crowned helmet with a comb and helm forged from a single piece of metal.5 Above the helmet is a large plume of white feathers called a panache—the origin of our modern word.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He surveyed the tabletop and then slid his chair back so as to accommodate the high-crowned hat on his lap.

    The Houseguest


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