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Phrygian cap

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Phrygian cap A close-fitting cap represented in Greek art as worn by Orientals, assumed to have been conical in shape. It has been adopted in modern art as the so-called liberty cap, or cap of liberty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Phrygian cap a conical cap with the top turned forward
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Usage

In literature:

Some of them are bare-headed, others affect a kind of Phrygian cap.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
Later art represents him as a bowman of girlish charms, wearing a Phrygian cap.
"Adventures among Books" by Andrew Lang
On her head she wears a pretty Phrygian cap of gold tinsel.
"Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw
The hood resting on the edge of her chignon formed a kind of Phrygian cap.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
The men wore the loose red caps of their Phrygian land; the women carried bowls full of fruits.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
At the end of his tail he wears a crown; on his head is a Phrygian cap.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
He was clad in his clean white lazzarone garb, wearing the red Phrygian cap already mentioned.
"The Wing-and-Wing" by J. Fenimore Cooper
To us it points out its home, as the Phrygian cap denotes Ganymede.
"Pictures of Sweden" by Hans Christian Andersen
PHRYGIAN CAP, a cap worn by the Phrygians, and worn in modern times as the symbol of freedom.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Why, this was moulded on a foreign block, A Phrygian cap.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, December 12, 1891" by Various
They began a Virginia Reel still wearing the magician's caps and Phrygian bonnets of tissue paper.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
She stops on seeing a young man in a Phrygian cap.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
In some barracks Phrygian caps were as common as the regulation head-gear.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
And that Phrygian cap hid all her golden hair and showed the white, low, level forehead over her sea-blue eyes.
"The Sea Lady" by Herbert George Wells
Perhaps one-fourth would have the caps; another fourth would look like the ancient Phrygians or the French fishermen.
"George Alfred Henty" by George Manville Fenn
He has folded his stocking cap, so that it comes forward to his brow like a phrygian cap.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
He wears a Phrygian cap, which has holes in the front for a metal wreath.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
Some of the banners were ornamented with Phrygian caps.
"Victor Hugo: His Life and Works" by G. Barnett Smith
The prisoners were distinguished by a cap turned back at the top, not unlike the Phrygian bonnet reversed, short tunics, and a broad belt.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
It was a Phrygian cap.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
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