from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap worn during the day, on other than ceremonial occasions; especially, a cap worn by women in the morning to cover and protect the hair.


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  • If the bridegroom tells us, that we please him better in a morning-cap than in the finest head-dress, no discreet young woman will disturb herself about her hair-dressing; and nothing is more natural than that he too should think solidly, and rather wish to form a housewife for himself, than a gaudy doll for others.

    Confessions of a Fair Saint. Book VI

  • Guppy, as lovers will, abandoned himself to blissful dreams of the possible home that should grow out of his lofty passion, it was another vision that he saw; it was the high-born Helen coming down to breakfast in a sweet morning-cap, a neat-handed Phillis.

    From the Easy Chair — Volume 01

  • An embroidered muslin morning-cap was placed with an air of much precision over her glossy brown _imported_ locks, and the pointed collar around her neck was secured by a plain bow of fawn-colored ribbon.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • She had only taken time to throw a loose wrapper around her shoulders; and her dishevelled hair streamed out from under a kind of coquettish morning-cap.

    The Clique of Gold

  • The widow had replaced her morning-cap with one of black tulle.

    Mysteries of Paris — Volume 02


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