opera hat


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opera hat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a collapsible top hat operated by a spring. Also called: gibus

op′era hat`


n.
a man's tall, collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs and usu. covered with a black fabric.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opera hat - a man's hat with a tall crownopera hat - a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
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On the bench in the hall lay a sable-lined overcoat, a folded opera hat of dull silk with a gold J.
Arrayed in superb raiment, with his opera hat under his arm, he concluded his self- examination hopefully, awaited the arrival of Miss Podsnap, and talked small-talk with Mrs Lammle.
It was desperately hard and long work, easy as it may sound in description--especially when I had to hold on by the top of the wall, with my flat opera hat (as we used to call it in those days) laid, as a guard, between my hand and the glass, while I cleared a way through the sharp bottle-ends for my other hand and my knees.
Raffles had lighted a candle, stuck (by its own grease) in the crown of an opera hat, which he opened the moment the wick caught.
Benie Des Dieux, which outstayed stable-companion Asthuria in the listed Opera Hat Mares Chase in Naas on Saturday, is up 5lb to a new mark of 147.
THE Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux bagged the featured BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase at Naas yesterday.
Between them they have three of the six runners in the Listed BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase at Naas (3.
He dressed in a striped pullover with white pants and a battered opera hat.
In February, Kent will be donning her opera hat - with her other company Opera International - to bring the Chisinau National Opera back to the Empire with Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Nabucco.
Imperial Call was soon clear of Dorans Pride and the odds-on favourite Florida Pearl with the other runner Opera Hat bringing up the rear.
Arthur Moore's 10-year-old had looked back to his best when easily beating Opera Hat at Fairyhouse in January and was quoted at 14-1 to regain his crown by bookmakers William Hill.
Ridden for the first time by Paul Carberry, the 5-4 favourite hardly put a foot wrong to slam course specialist Opera Hat by 15 lengths in a race that lost much of its interest with the absence of Danoli.