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flat cap

another name for cloth cap (sense 1)
an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim
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  • It was now the flat cap of the Paris constable or policeman.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • On one side of him was a man in a robe of velvet and a flat cap.

    House of Torment

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • 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 looked very complete and trim, thought Jenny, from his flat cap to his beautifully-spatted shooting-boots.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
  • He had a flat cap and a wide gray mantle such as shepherds wear; but its hood was drawn up so that his face could not be seen.

  • He has a peaked double beard and a flat cap, from under which his long hair falls down his back.

  • After that he put on a flat cap, tied a muffler round his neck—for the evening was cold—and started to leave the house.

    Their Son; The Necklace

    Eduardo Zamacois
  • We now see a more general appearance in the streets of the flat cap upon the heads of citizens.

    English Costume

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

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