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  • She flung back the veil which surrounded her riding-hat, and which had hitherto hid her face.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • And yet it was pity for her too — she was a very pretty young woman — his fancy had scarcely overrated her in that respect — and the slight derangement of the beautiful brown locks which escaped in natural ringlets from under her riding-hat, with the bloom which exercise had brought into her cheek, made her even more than usually fascinating.


  • She stood before him one afternoon in her black riding-habit and high silk riding-hat perched jauntily on her red-gold hair; and striking her riding-skirt with her short whip, pondering doubtfully as she listened.

    The Financier

  • She was dressed in a black velvet riding-habit, buttoned to the throat with coral; her riding-hat drooped with its long plumes so as to cast a shadow over her animated face, out of which her dark eyes shone like jewels, and her pomegranate cheeks glowed with the rich shaded radiance of one of Rembrandt's pictures.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • "No, no, _mignonne_, this is best; I want to lay my head in your lap"; -- and she took off her riding-hat with its streaming plume, and tossed it carelessly from her, and laid her head down on Mary's lap.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • Alexander said she might use her riding-hat for the sake of economy, but she had decided on a tweed walking-hat, which could be taken off very quickly in the court-room.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • At this time she had taken many portraits of her friends, and I have, in my own possession, one of Miss Wigram, and one, in a riding-hat, of her sister Emily, both done in chalks, as is her picture of herself sent to her brother.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • Round riding-hat of black beaver, with a small cock's-tail plume on one side.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Meantime, when her back was turned, as she was kneeling over her basket, sorting out lemons, Agnes happened to look up, and there, just under the arch of the gateway, where she had seen him the first time, sat the cavalier on a splendid horse, with a white feather streaming backward from his black riding-hat and dark curls.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • She was still on the creature, and she was coming back along the road, with her riding-hat on the back of her head and a gleam in her eye that I knew well enough was a gleam of triumph.



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  • One for the hat-listers.

    January 30, 2013