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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Steeple-hat a high and narrow-crowned hat
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stýpel, stepelsteáp, steep.


In literature:

They had on three thousand cartridges, much hair, hats as high as church steeples, and lots of dirt.
"Adventures and Letters" by Richard Harding Davis
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
Has all spirit been taken out of you by the long-winded sermons of these knaves in steeple hats?
"Friends, though divided" by G. A. Henty
We also advise them to have lofty, napless, steeple-crowned hats.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, August 7, 1841" by Various
We also advise them to have lofty, napless, steeple-crowned hats.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
See there; the steeple-top hat, copper buckle and all!
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Why, they are no more like than my hat is to the steeple of a church.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
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 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
And he was going to know about that visitor at the cabin, the steeple-hatted man he saw in his visions.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
With an old doublet and a steeple hat Like Prynne's?
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
Three o'clock had sounded in the steeple of Torteval which is round and pointed like a magician's hat.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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
Sometimes this steeple hat is worn over a hood, the cape of which is tucked into the dress.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
You may know him by his steeple-crowned hat.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Faith, Nick, it would make the purtiest steeple for a church, in all Europe, and the old hat fits it to a shaving.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
As they were saying this, the old woman in the chintz petticoat and steeple-hat came to the door, and looked over the hatch.
"The Piskey-Purse" by Enys Tregarthen
Here comes the girl with her steeple hat.
"Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland" by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy