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flat cap

noun
1.
another name for cloth cap (sense 1)
2.
an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim
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  • Over her plump, freckled face she wore a flat cap, and her flaxen hair in two long braids down her back.

    The Jumble Book David Cory
  • It was now the flat cap of the Paris constable or policeman.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Edward, according to the portraits, always wore a flat cap, the base of the crown ornamented with bands of jewels.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • He has a flat cap set on his head like the kind which babies wear, a loose sack over his shoulders, and big boots on his feet.

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • He has a peaked double beard and a flat cap, from under which his long hair falls down his back.

  • With the word the Count struck the Janissary fairly on the flat cap with his axe, bringing him to his knees.

  • He looked very complete and trim, thought Jenny, from his flat cap to his beautifully-spatted shooting-boots.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
  • A flat cap of the same material and a pair of boots made of untanned hide completed my attire.

    Ayesha H. Rider Haggard
  • The Russian coachman, a perfect type with his long caftan and flat cap.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
  • This flat cap appears in a number of portraits by Holbein, worn both tilted on one side and flat on the top of the head.

    Chats on Costume G. Woolliscroft Rhead

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