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Steeple-crowned

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Steeple-crowned Bearing a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned building.
    • Steeple-crowned Having a crown shaped like a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned hat; also, wearing a hat with such a crown. "This grave, bearded, sable-cloaked, and steeple-crowned progenitor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steeple-crowned Having a high peaked crown resembling a steeple: noting various articles of head-gear.
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Usage

In literature:

By the light of the lamp burning in the passage they beheld silhouetted upon the threshold a black figure crowned by a steeple hat.
"The Tavern Knight" by Rafael Sabatini
We also advise them to have lofty, napless, steeple-crowned hats.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, August 7, 1841" by Various
Fancy the respectability of a steeple-chase, with a half-crown ordinary at the end!
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
The town crowned the cliffs, but very little could be seen beyond churches and steeples.
"The Argosy" by Various
We also advise them to have lofty, napless, steeple-crowned hats.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
His steeple-crowned hat lay on the chair, with his sword beneath it.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
Faith, is seated on forms; and the men wear their steeple-crowned hats.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
On his head was a steeple-crowned patent-leather shining black cap with a shade.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
On their little shoes they had diamond buckles, and their great steeple-crowned hats were garlanded with beautiful flowers.
"Cornwall's Wonderland" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
On his head he had a tall steeple-crowned hat, in which were placed two long peacock's feathers.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
He wore a steeple-crowned hat and he carried a long rifle in the crook of his arm.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
He had drifted into the past with his steeple-crowned hat and his matchlock.
"Harper's Round Table, July 16, 1895" by Various
You may know him by his steeple-crowned hat.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Four arched stone ribs crown the steeple, within which a bell is suspended.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The central west front steeple was till 1821 topped by a crown like that of St Giles', Edinburgh.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

I love the steepled town,
    The river winding down,
The slow salt tide that creeps
Beside a shore that sleeps,
    Dark with its pine woods' crown.
"Top of The Hill" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Lady of all that have loved the people,
Light over roads astray,
Maze of steading and street and steeple,
Great as a heart that has loved the people:
Stand on the crown of the soaring down,
Lift up your arms and pray.
"On The Downs" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton