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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hat-peg -rack, -rail, -stand, &c., a contrivance on which hats are hung
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hæt, Dan. hat.


In literature:

The hat, hung insecurely, fell off its peg, and she turned from the sitting-room to pick it up.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
He took his hat from a peg, and a stout walking-stick from behind a porter barrel.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
He moved across to the rack, as if by lifelong instinct, and hung his antique hat on its accustomed peg.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
He was taking his hat from a peg when he saw a closed envelope lying on his desk.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
The menfolk who participated removed their coats and hung them beside their hats on wall pegs.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
She took her old sailor hat from a peg and ran fast into a distant shrubbery.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
His hats hung on their accustomed pegs, so that if he had gone from the house he must have gone bareheaded.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Her sister made no answer, but, moving from the window, she took down from a peg her hat and thick jacket.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
His hat and cloak were hung on Paragot's peg.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Elk and buffalo horns fastened on the walls served as pegs on which to hang whips and hats.
"In the High Valley" by Susan Coolidge
He then crossed the room to the peg where he kept his coat and hat, and was preparing to put them on when once again Dawson appeared.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Above there are wooden pegs in the wall on which to hang hats.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
But when he took his hat from the peg and set it on his head, he put on his private conscience.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
She followed Cynthia down-stairs, seized a hat from a peg in the hall, and walked out into the street.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
Hanging his coat and hat on their pegs, he sat down before the fire, and congratulated himself on his liberty.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
The moment school was over, Bet seized her hat from the peg in the passage, and set off to the row to learn the worst.
"Little Miss Joy" by Emma Marshall
Duroy, somewhat ill at ease, and slightly ashamed, sought a peg to hang his tall hat on.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6" by Guy de Maupassant
He reached up for his hat on the peg.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
He nodded cheerfully, took off his hat, hung it on its peg, buttoned his coat, and threw open the safe.
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant
Whatever it was to move his benevolence, the truth remains that he took his own hat and coat from their peg and conferred them on Rattlesnake.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis

In poetry:

All sullenly the stranger rose;
They sat in mute despair;
He took his hat from off the peg,
His coat from off the chair.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Read these verses, sweet youth! – for a moral lies there
‘Tis short, not much more than a line,
At Rosedale, are plenty of pegs and to spare –
Don’t hang up your hat upon mine –
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake
He turns at the handle, with feelings of joy –
And as he put through the last leg,
Quoth he, “this is how I shall treat any boy,
Who dares hang his hat (alt: to lay hands) on my peg –”
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Then he shut down the coffin, well pleased to be rid,
Of the youth, who got terribly mauled, for
The sake of a hat peg – Then tacked on the lid
A label – Please keep until called for – “
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake