coolie hat


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coo′lie hat`


n.
a wide conical straw hat worn esp. as a shield against the sun.
[1935–40]
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Its various parts, however, were set together with the same strange irregularity that marked the architecture of the city as a whole; and it was capped by an enormous saucer-shaped roof which projected far beyond the eaves, having the appearance of a colossal Chinese coolie hat, inverted.
I certainly still hanker after that beguiling luvvie frisson - the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the 8th Penge and Beckenham North Brownie Pack, the chance to perform Me Old Bamboo in thrilling UV light, wearing a cardboard coolie hat and upcycled curtains.
I stood in my Rajo Laurel tuxedo, wearing a coolie hat, head bowed.
You see quite a number of found, mud-walled huts with thatched roofs that look like someone dropped a Chinese coolie hat over the top.
Trim is electric only, with a stick-mounted coolie hat. It's not trim hungry, but there is a nose-up pitch moment when the flaps come in.
Centre-stage in the installation is a glorious yellow silk evening gown complemented by a huge coolie hat covered with draped silk (Spring/Summer 1997; Fig.
Orchid has lamps with shades shaped like a closed lotus flower or a coolie hat, priced from pounds 170.
Another time, I tried on his coolie hat, and he worried that I would ruin it.
We would prefer a coolie hat trim on the stick, but the center console location works fine and simplifies wiring.
The boy in the coolie hat is now connected to some Galactic overlord and so wears a magic stone around his neck which lights up when he is in peril.
The cover of the CRB's Summer issue, in which Voegeli's essay appeared, depicts a bug-eyed Uncle Sam surrounded by a horde of sombrero-wearing Mexicans; Asians in coolie hats; turbaned, veiled, and saber-wielding Middle Easterners; a bearded, skull-capped Jew; and a robed Buddhist monk.
Some looked fierce in viking helmets, crowns and Union Jack flags, while others were more playful in multi-coloured wigs, smurf costumes and Chinese coolie hats.