coolie hat

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coo′lie hat`

a wide conical straw hat worn esp. as a shield against the sun.
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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.
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.
With each song comes a new prop - from Chinese coolie hats (Relight my Fire) to choir cassocks (Never Forget) - and we perfect a variety of moves including synchronised jazz hands.
Stocking regional arts and crafts and outlet clothing and footwear, Stanley is also famous for its huge and ubiquitous range of tacky souvenirs: pottery kung fu figures, Chinese baby dolls with coolie hats, velvet paintings of Star Ferry, your name cut into Chinese character wood cuts.
The little ones had all made lanterns and coolie hats so they came in wearing their hats during the meal."
"The Chinese artist obviously had no idea what he was painting and all the cricketers have coolie hats."
Some criticisms included insensitive headlines, cartoons that featured Asians in coolie hats, and the lack of distinction made between Asians and Asian Americans when writing about those involved in the campaign contribution scandal.
She's also particularly fond of a brightly-coloured rug from Equador, a Moroccan mosaic table, and a collection of coolie hats from the Far East which make wonderful wall decorations.