cap of maintenance


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cap of maintenance

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a ceremonial cap or hat worn or carried as a symbol of office, rank, etc
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He pulled off his velvet cap of maintenance as he spoke, and displayed a pate which was as bald as an egg, and shone bravely in the firelight.
To her right stood Lord Strathclyde who for the proceedings took the title the Cap of Maintenance.
She was seated on the golden throne with Prince Philip alongside and flanked by ladies in waiting, peers bearing the Cap of Maintenance and the Sword of State, and a myriad of other dignitaries with bizarre titles such as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant and Maltravers Herald Extraordinary.
The Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Charles Guthrie became the Gold Stick in Waiting, Baroness Jay appeared as the The Cap of Maintenance and someone called Al Bruce popped up as Fitzalan Persuivant Extraordinary.