from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A taking off of the hat, especially as an act of politeness, as in making a bow.
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- verb Present participle of
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Radisson receiving them with the lofty air of a gracious monarch, the others bowing and unhatting and bending and crooking their spines supple as courtiers with a king.