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Top hat   /tɑp hæt/   Listen
Top hat

A man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur.  Synonyms: beaver, dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, topper.

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"Top hat" Quotes from Famous Books

... blooming production," put in Mr. Dillingford, with unction. "Including my dress suit and a top hat, to say nothing of a change of ...
— Green Fancy • George Barr McCutcheon

... instead of that old helmet on the floor, you would have seen a high-top hat—that is, if the old gentleman should continue to be as careless as the picture shows him; instead of a cross-bow on the floor, and another leaning against the chair, you would have seen a double-barrelled gun and ...
— Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy • Frank Richard Stockton

... in a hack and span. See there; the steeple-top hat, copper buckle and all! Isn't he too funny for anything! But, dear me! he is staring right up at this ...
— The Entailed Hat - Or, Patty Cannon's Times • George Alfred Townsend

... shut your eyes the opening night at the Opera you might have fancied yourself back at Covent Garden, London, for the types of well-turned-out men out-Englished the English, from top hat to ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 31, 1917 • Various

... of her own age, good-looking, with a soft, fair beard, and dark eyebrows that looked as though he had blacked them. He wore a top hat, and his overcoat, which was open, ...
— Look Back on Happiness • Knut Hamsun

... they heard the rumble of wheels outside; and Tilda, catching him by the arm, hurried him back to the doors just as a two-horse wagon rolled down to the wharf, in charge of an elderly driver—a sour-visaged man in a smock-frock, with a weather-stained top hat on the back of his head, and in his hand a whip adorned ...
— True Tilda • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... a chappie wish he'd got a soul or something, and I was just brooding on life in general when I became aware of the dickens of a spate in progress down below. A taxi had driven up, and an old boy in a top hat had got out and was kicking up a frightful row about the fare. As far as I could make out, he was trying to get the cab chappie to switch from New York to London prices, and the cab chappie had apparently never heard of London before, and didn't seem to think a lot of it now. The ...
— My Man Jeeves • P. G. Wodehouse

... impracticable rectitude, he was, in effect, being deprived of everything. He was out of date, and at sea in a mere world of compromise and competition, of Empire against Empire, of the tolerably right and the tolerably wrong. When his eye fell on the King, however, who was marching very gravely with a top hat and a halberd, it ...
— The Napoleon of Notting Hill • Gilbert K. Chesterton

... to leave my machine. We had not taken a direct road back; so I was stuck in a lonesome, woody place, no houses about. I got chilly and made a fire, and was putting in the time comfortably enough, when this old party steps up. He was in shabby evening clothes and a top hat, and had on his usual white gloves. How he got there, at three o'clock in the morning, miles from any town or railway, I'll leave it to you to figure out. He surely had no car. When I saw him coming up to the fire, I disliked him. He had a silly, apologetic ...
— A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays • Willa Cather

... progress across the room, and swept the apartment with the judicial eye of one who knows that everything is as it should be but will not trust even the silence of night. So that bland blue eye struck first on the faintly shining top hat of Anthony, ran down his overcoat, and lingered in gloomy dismay on the telltale streak of white where the trouser ...
— Trailin'! • Max Brand

... spontaneously. To everyone who saw it, when the relics were collected and placed in his old house in Cheyne Row, Carlyle's old 'top' hat was irresistibly funny. Nothing loses caste more completely than a top hat when it is behind the time, and the shine ...
— Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman • Giberne Sieveking

... Mike. "That absolutely tears it. In the past three minutes I have been apologized to by a woman, a robot, and a cop. The next thing, a penguin will walk in here, tip his top hat, and abase himself while he mutters obsequiously in penguinese. Just what the devil is going ...
— Unwise Child • Gordon Randall Garrett

... hailed him as Old Cap Ricks; but since he was what he was—a dapper, precise, shrewd, lovable little old man with mild, paternal blue eyes, a keen sense of humor and a Henry Clay collar, which latter, together with a silk top hat, had distinguished him on 'Change for forty years—it was inevitable that along the Embarcadero and up California Street he should bear the distinguishing appellation of Cappy. In any other line of human endeavor he would have been called Pappy—he ...
— Cappy Ricks • Peter B. Kyne

Words linked to "Top hat" :   hat, man's clothing, lid, high hat, chapeau

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