from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light cap without vizor and often ornamental, usually worn by smokers.


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  • STOCKMANN in dressing-gown, slippers and a smoking-cap, is bending down and raking with an umbrella under one of the cabinets.

    An Enemy of the People

  • Here Louis made himself comfortable in his chair and smoking-cap, enjoying the fragrance of a cigar for something like half-an-hour.

    Two on a Tower

  • He chatted a little with him, reproached him for having quite forgotten his aunt and himself, listened to fresh praises of that heart of gold, the princess, who had just sent Kupfer from Yaroslav a smoking-cap embroidered with fish-scales ... and all at once, sitting just opposite Kupfer and looking him straight in the face, he announced that he had been a journey to Kazan.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • A discreet cough waked me: I opened my eyes, and saw standing before me a Jew, a man of forty, wearing a long-skirted grey wrapper, slippers, and a black smoking-cap.

    The Jew and other stories

  • In a podgy, clumsy arm-chair one would find the master of the place in a grass-green dressing-gown with crimson plush facings and an embroidered smoking-cap of

    The Jew and other stories

  • The smoking-cap had slipped back on to his neck; his reddish hair was soaked with cold sweat, and hung in tails; his lips were blue, and working convulsively; his brows were contracted painfully; his face was drawn ....

    The Jew and other stories

  • He was a tall, sunburnt, and very silent man, who wore a red smoking-cap like a fez, making him look like one of the

    The Complete Father Brown

  • There lay on it something more than the horror of darkness, the horror of sunlight; for the fitful sun painted tree and man in gay colours like a stage property; the tree was in flower and the corpse was hung with a faded peacock-green dressing-gown, and wore on its wagging head a scarlet smoking-cap.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • He was a tall, sunburnt, and very silent man, who wore a red smoking-cap like a fez, making him look like one of the English Sirdars or Pashas in Egypt.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • Back on ship, Harry, in full maquillage, comes on deck in a "brocaded dressing-gown, embroidered slippers, and tasseled smoking-cap to stand his morning watch."

    Melville in Love


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