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  • n. The two-cornered hat worn by Napoleon Bonaparte.

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  • n. a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points

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Examples

  • In honor of the emperor, he makes a chocolate in the shape of his bicorne hat, filled with marzipan, cherry liquor and bitter banana cream.

    Turning Chocolate on Its Head

  • In the mirror she was wearing a muddy bicorne hat.

    The French Revolution

  • A small pair of gold-rimmed half-spectacles, a neat hair-ribbon and a bicorne of blue felt completed the picture.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Does he temporarily conceal his – undoubtedly genetically acquired – bicorne nature with a rainbow mitre?

    Michael Ingham is elegantly angry « Anglican Samizdat

  • I agree, the officer in the bicorne looks a real Tartar!

    Baden Jagers 1806

  • It was not an engineering school, but a military school–rigid rules, tight-fitting blue uniforms, swords, the traditional bicorne for parade-ground ceremonies–and devoted to the study of pure science.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Dodd and Pendleton were the piquets on the Quinta's driveway and when they saluted him Christopher just touched the ivory heel of his riding crop to one of the tasselled peaks of his bicorne hat.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • A Lieutenant Colonel in a black bicorne hat walked up the beach.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • Bonaparte's older brother Giuseppe tipped his bicorne hat and bowed from the waist.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • Their breeches and waistcoats had once been white, their calf-length boots, belts and crossbelts were of black leather, while their sashes were green, the same green as the high plume that each man wore on the side of his black bicorne hat.

    Sharpe's Battle

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  • also a fictional beast that was said to have fed on patient husbands, and was therefore very fat.

    see: chichevache

    July 3, 2009