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  • Her clothes were dreadfully thin: over a wretched gown of some dark colour was hung a rag that did duty for a cloak or mantle; on her head she wore an old and frayed sailor-hat, which was very unbecoming.

    A Raw Youth

  • Mary, and without more ado whisked off his sailor-hat, with its cribbing chin-elastic, undid his shoes, slid his feet out of his socks.

    Ultima Thule

  • With the elastic of his big upturned sailor-hat between his teeth — partly to keep it on; partly because he loved chewing things: elastic, or string, or the fingers of kid gloves — Cuffy ran at top speed to the donkey-hole.

    Ultima Thule

  • Yet it was nothing much after all, neither more nor less than what may be seen any day drifting hither and thither amongst scraps and straws upon the surface of a stream -- only a child's sailor-hat, which had once been white, but was now sadly discoloured, soaked with water, and hanging almost in pieces.

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls

  • "Town" was changed; it ate self-consciously, made jokes meet for the ears of ladies, and was more interested in the girl in the sailor-hat than it was in remembering old feuds or laying the foundations of new.

    Judith of the Plains

  • She wiped her crimsoned cheeks upon the corner of the sheet, stood up and put her sunburnt sailor-hat upon the carefully curled hair.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • The curves of the ostrich plumes, and the studied carelessness of the arrangement of her coiffure, subdue the angles of her face which are brought out in unbecoming prominence by the sailor-hat.

    What Dress Makes of Us

  • The sailor-hat or any style bordering on it should be selected with utmost discrimination.

    What Dress Makes of Us

  • In the evening she trimmed herself a little sailor-hat, while I read to her the EXCHANGE AND MART.

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • Her white-piqué stock was fastened by an exquisite little cameo stick-pin; from under the brim of a black-beaver sailor-hat, set well down on her head, her wistful brown eyes looked up at Don Mike, and caught the quick glance of approval with which he appraised her, before turning to her mother.

    The Pride of Palomar


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