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  • She had resumed the mob-cap of her early married life, enlivening its whiteness by a few rose-du-Barry ribbons.

    Wessex Tales

  • Beside his straw hat rose the mob-cap of his spouse.

    A Desperate Character

  • She wore a head-gear that almost amounted to a mob-cap, and beneath it her grey hair was always frizzled with the greatest care.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • No — I beheld a female form, with mob-cap, bib, and apron, sleeves tucked up to the elbow, a dredging-box in the one hand, and in the other a sauce-ladle.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Suddenly the door would open, there would come the faint swish of a dress and the sound of footsteps, and our grandmother — dressed in a mob-cap trimmed with a quaint old lilac bow, and wearing either a smile or a severe expression on her face according as the state of her health inclined her — would issue from her room.

    Youth

  • They are exactly like one another, except that one wears a mob-cap, the other a skull-cap, which is trimmed with the same kind of frill, only without ribbons.

    Virgin Soil

  • She was in a Chinese silk robe and had her hair gathered under a mob-cap.

    Sharpe's Waterloo

  • What's a mitre to a mob-cap -- what the garters of a peer to the garters of the Lady Adeliza?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, July 24, 1841

  • The mob-cap frames a face almost faultless in the regularity of its features.

    Some Old Time Beauties After Portraits by the English Masters, with Embellishment and Comment

  • She is wearing a high mob-cap, said to have belonged to Sir

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

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  • See also mob cap and mobcap.

    September 21, 2009

  • "She merely looked paler, with darker shadows in the folds and recesses of her obesity; and, in the fluted mob-cap tied by a starched bow between her first two chins, and the muslin kerchief crossed over her billowing purple dressing-gown, she seemed like some shrewd and kindly ancestress of her own who might have yielded too freely to the pleasures of the table."
    - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'.

    September 19, 2009