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silk hat

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Definition of silk hat in English:

noun

A man’s tall cylindrical hat covered with black silk plush.
Example sentences
  • He wore a soft silk hat that covered the top of one ear, and a most arrogant smile.
  • It is related that as far back as the seventies he astonished his two professional companions in a walking tour of Surrey by setting out in silk hat and frock coat, his night attire being carried in a cardboard box.
  • He once turned up at Buckingham Palace in a fawn raincoat, woollen gloves and an old silk hat.

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