from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A steeple-crowned hat.


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  • Raising her right foot, Carmencita held it poised for a half-moment over the hated hat, then with long-restrained energy she brought it down on the steeple-crown and crushed it into shapelessness.

    How It Happened

  • As soon as the lather-cup and hone were agitated, Samson, without inquiry, went into a big green chest in the bedroom over the old wooden store, and drew out of a leather hat-box the steeple-crown, where

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • Two or three times he had been summoned on a jury, when he put on his best suit and his steeple-crown, and formally went through his task.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • Vesta looked on with the first symptoms of amusement she had felt since the morning she and her mother laughed at the steeple-crown hat, as they looked down from the windows of Teackle Hall upon the man already her husband.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • Ah! you brave old Tories; you staunch upholders of the crown; cavaliers without ringlets or feathers, russet boots or steeple-crown hats, it seems as if you were still hovering over this venerable tabernacle of seven hundred gables, and wreathing each particular ridge-pole, pigeon-hole, and shingle with a halo of fog. "

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses


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