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Coal-scuttle bonnet

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coal-scuttle bonnet a woman's bonnet, shaped like a coal-scuttle upside down
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.

Usage

In literature:

Wonderful coal-scuttle of a bonnet she wore that wedding-day, to be sure!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878." by Various
Old ladies, not unfrequently, wear their old coal-scuttle bonnets long past the fashion, but it is from want.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
I recollect only a little fair face and shy eyes, under a coal-scuttle straw bonnet.
"A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
No doubt the coal-scuttle bonnet and severe style of hair dressing had a great deal to do with it.
"The Lure of Old London" by Sophie Cole
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