a.1.Bearing a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned building.
2.Having a crown shaped like a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned hat; also, wearing a hat with such a crown.
This grave, bearded, sable-cloaked, and steeple-crowned progenitor.
- Hawthorne.
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The foremost was a man of stern visage, wearing a steeple-crowned hat and a skull-cap beneath it; a dark cloak, and huge wrinkled boots that came half-way up his legs.
I seem to have a stronger claim to a residence here on account of this grave, bearded, sable-cloaked, and steeple-crowned progenitor-who came so early, with his Bible and his sword, and trode the unworn street with such a stately port, and made so large a figure, as a man of war and peace -- a stronger claim than for myself, whose name is seldom heard and my face hardly known.
The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne: "A throng of bearded men, in sad colored garments, and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bare-headed, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.