steeple-crowned love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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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.

    Pictures from Italy

  • 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

  • This sentence he scrawled several times, and then taking up the piece of paper, he tore it into small fragments, and scattered them on the floor, after which, composing his face into an austere seeming, he placed his high steeple-crowned hat on his head, and, leaving the building, proceeded in the direction of his dwelling-house.

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance


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