steeple-crowned love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Having a high peaked crown resembling a steeple: noting various articles of head-gear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bearing a steeple.
  • adjective Having a crown shaped like a steeple; ; also, wearing a hat with such a crown.


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  • Before the prison-door stand “a throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats. . .”

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  • Before the prison-door stand “a throng of bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple-crowned hats. . .”

    A rose kept alive in history

  • His dress was a torn suit of rifle green, garnished here and there with red; a steeple-crowned hat, innocent of nap, with a broken and bedraggled feather stuck in the band; and a flaming red neckerchief hanging on his shoulders.

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  • Puritan elders in their black cloaks, starched bands, and steeple-crowned hats, smiled not unbenignantly at the clamour and rude deportment of these jolly seafaring men; and it excited neither surprise nor animadversion when so reputable a citizen as old Roger Chillingworth, the physician, was seen to enter the market-place in close and familiar talk with the commander of the questionable vessel.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Her mind, and especially her memory, was preternaturally active, and kept bringing up other scenes than this roughly hewn street of a little town, on the edge of the western wilderness: other faces than were lowering upon her from beneath the brims of those steeple-crowned hats.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • I seem to have a stronger claim to a residence here on account of this grave, bearded, sable-cloaked, and steeple-crowned progenitor-who came so early, with his Bible and his sword, and trode the unworn street with such a stately port, and made so large a figure, as a man of war and peace — a stronger claim than for myself, whose name is seldom heard and my face hardly known.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Instead of the steeple-crowned hat, jauntily feathered and looped, these irregulars wore huge _sombreros_, much the worse for time and weather, flapped over their faces.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • The father carried his "plain falling band" and steeple-crowned hat with a stiff air, and also carried lethal weapons.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • He is shaped like an Adonis, and his short jacket, breeches, pale striped stockings, and tightly laced boots; the broad leathern embroidered band about his waist, and the steeple-crowned hat with the little coquettish feather, all help to make up a figure that you would like to see among his native mountains.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France


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