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.
(and there were beaux in those days with actual opera hats) was there any one to equal him.
JURY DUTY, off the track since October, must concede weight to his four rivals and might be best watched while Ross O'Sullivan's Aintree-bound mare BAIE DES ILES, second to Pravalaguna in the Opera Hat at Naas last time, is sure to run a race, although unlikely to be good enough.
She went agonisingly close over this trip at Thurles two starts back before being placed back over the minimum trip in the Opera Hat Chase at Naas behind Pravalaguna.
PRAVALAGUNA was the star turn at Naas yesterday as she bolted up in the Listed BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase.
The main event, the Listed BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase (2.10pm), features Grand National hopeful Baie Des Isles, who finished last of the 12 finishers in last year's Aintree marathon under trainer Ross O'Sullivan's wife Katie Walsh.
Willie Mullins can bag the feature Opera Hat Mares Chase with PRAVALAGUNA (2.10).
What is the main characteristic of an opera hat? Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 March; 2 Bricks; 3 The American Declaration of Independence; 4 Sugar Loaf Mountain; 5 Brigadier; 6 The Charente; 7 The Place Beyond The Pines; 8 The pineapple; 9 Mathematics; 10 It is collapsible.
He dressed in a striped pullover with white pants and a battered opera hat. The hat had one flower sticking out of the top.