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Chapeau   Listen

(pl. chapeux)
Headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim.  Synonyms: hat, lid.

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"Chapeau" Quotes from Famous Books

... o'clock in the morning Henry presented himself before the massive portals of the Cathedral. He was dressed in white satin, with a black mantle and chapeau. The white plume, which both pen and pencil have rendered illustrious, waved from his hat. He was surrounded by a gorgeous retinue of nobles and officers of the crown. Several regiments of soldiers, in the richest uniform, preceded ...
— Henry IV, Makers of History • John S. C. Abbott

... never had another work of art so unique and original been unveiled in any land. Mills had balanced his horse adroitly on his hind legs, and represented the rider as clinging calmly to this perilous perch and doffing his chapeau to the admiring multitude. A delighted Congress added $20,000 to the price already paid, while New Orleans ordered a replica at an even higher figure. Absurd as the statue is, it yet must command from us a certain respect for the enthusiast who designed it. Remember, ...
— American Men of Mind • Burton E. Stevenson

... mine hostess of the Chapeau Rouge: the first part of our road lay almost parallel with the line of ruins, marking the course of the aqueduct, and afforded a more just idea of its extent and size than the view which we had taken ...
— Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone - Made During the Year 1819 • John Hughes

... had passed the strange rock-shape known as the Chapeau de Gendarme, and the line of mountains which is like the great wall of China, Maieddine defied the danger he had never quite ceased to fear during the five long days since the adventure on the other side of Bou-Saada. He ordered the carriage curtains to be rolled up as tightly as they would ...
— The Golden Silence • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... son plus beau chapeau, son chapeau bleu" ... and then? Why, then picking up her skirt she threads her way through the crowded streets, reads the advertisements on the walls, hails the omnibus, inquires at the concierge's loge, murmurs as she goes upstairs, ...
— Confessions of a Young Man • George Moore

... astonishment in a stranger. The greatest part of the inhabitants seem to have no other occupation, than that of paying visits and going to church, at which times you see them sally forth richly dressed, en chapeau bras, with the appendages of a bag for the hair, and a small sword: even boys of six years old are seen parading about, furnished with these indispensable requisites. Except when at their devotions, it is not easy to get a sight of the women, and when ...
— A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay • Watkin Tench

... to be intended for Lord Portmore, in the habit he first appeared at Court, on his return from France. The cane dangling from his wrist, large muff, long queue, black stock, feathered chapeau, and shoes, give him ...
— The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings - With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency • John Trusler

Words linked to "Chapeau" :   cavalier hat, bowler hat, titfer, brim, deerstalker, topper, Panama hat, hatband, stovepipe, headgear, crown, cowboy hat, opera hat, cocked hat, snap-brim hat, dress hat, derby hat, fedora, busby, boater, top hat, sou'wester, plug hat, silk hat, sunhat, shako, straw hat, Panama, felt hat, dunce's cap, millinery, slouch hat, fur hat, bearskin, shovel hat, tirolean, high hat, dunce cap, headdress, leghorn, Stetson, sombrero, trilby, campaign hat, ten-gallon hat, homburg, skimmer, poke bonnet, woman's hat, tyrolean, bowler, toque, bonnet, fool's cap, derby, sailor, beaver, sun hat

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