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chimney-pot hat

[chim-nee-pot] /ˈtʃɪm niˌpɒt/
noun, British.
a high silk hat; top hat.
Origin of chimney-pot hat
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He will even discard his feathers, which at least were picturesque, for a chimney-pot hat innocent of nap.

    Tea-Table Talk Jerome K. Jerome
  • He had on a dark brown coat, and dark pantaloons and a chimney-pot hat.

    The American Senator Anthony Trollope
  • And he made a lot of excellent jokes at the chimney-pot hat, jokes he had read in the Globe 'turnovers' on that subject.

    The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells
  • Always a chimney-pot hat, and every evening full dress, with the regulation button-holer.

    Footsteps of Fate Louis Couperus
  • Why, it was almost as bad as that acme of horrors, a chimney-pot hat!

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • Did Midwinter positively meditate forcing him into a "chimney-pot hat," a nicely brushed frock-coat, and a clean pair of gloves?

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • To me a chimney-pot hat surmounting a cloak is as dire an outrage on poetic association as a Venetian bravo with a quizzing-glass.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • The typical Yankee face, as drawn in Punch, is indeed the red Indian profile with a white skin and a chimney-pot hat.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • He was so bald that he was compelled to wear a skull-cap, and the edge of this showed beneath the brim of his chimney-pot hat.

    Gabriel Tolliver Joel Chandler Harris
  • La mode, for example, seems scarcely to exist at all; or at any rate to have taken refuge in the chimney-pot hat and the tournure.

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