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Chimney-pot hat

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chimney-pot hat a familiar name for the ordinary cylindrical hat of gentlemen
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. cheminée—L. camīnus; Gr. kaminos, a furnace.

Usage

In literature:

Have steel casques and chimney-pot hats made no difference to the brains that work beneath them?
"Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
He desired to look at my new chimney-pot hat.
"Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The only thing he had left behind him was his tall chimney-pot hat.
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
He dressed with conventional decency, even submitting to the chimney-pot hat.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
He had on a dark brown coat, and dark pantaloons and a chimney-pot hat.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
The tall chimney-pot hat with round narrow brim, the coat with high collar going up over the neck, sleeves tight-fitting, waist narrow.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
He carried, moreover, in his hands a black chimney-pot hat.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Perhaps our grandchildren may have the same difficulty about the race which wears crinolines and chimney-pot hats.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Turbans and chimney-pots salaam to each other, and fezzes nod to straw hats and wide-awakes.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
A native driver, with a tall "chimney pot" hat, full of salaried mournfulness, drove the white team.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Why, it was almost as bad as that acme of horrors, a chimney-pot hat!
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Always a chimney-pot hat, and every evening full dress, with the regulation button-holer.
"Footsteps of Fate" by Louis Couperus
The party came on, the ladies with umbrellas in their hands, the men with tall chimney-pot hats, and almost all in black, completely black.
"Little Johannes" by Frederik van Eeden
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