from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cap worn in the hunting-field, resembling a jockey-cap, but stiffer and harder.


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  • Redgauntlet threw from him the plate on which he had been eating, and hastened towards the door of the barn, which the courier at that moment entered; a smart jockey with a black velvet hunting-cap, and a broad belt drawn tight round his waist, to which was secured his express-bag.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • “We shall be more at our ease,” said a tall thin old man, about seventy-five years of age, dressed in blue cloth, and wearing his hunting-cap by permission of the ladies.

    Modeste Mignon 2007

  • What a snug dressing-room he has, complete in all its appointments, and in which he appears trying on the delightful hunting-cap which Mrs. Briggs flings into the fire!

    John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character 2006

  • He entered the room with his horn in his hand, as a symbol of authority, and took off his hunting-cap to salute the assembly with a jaunty air.

    The Duke's Children 2004

  • Glancing towards it the prince doffed his plumed and jeweled hunting-cap, and the princess answered his salute by a wave of her little hand, that was as white as a wild rose in the hedges in June, and leaning from her bower, she watched the huntsman until his tossing plumes were hidden by the green waving branches of the woods.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales Edmund Leamy

  • A white turban that I wore round my hunting-cap, being dragged off by a projecting bough, was instantly charged and trampled under foot by three rhinoceroses, and long afterward, looking over my shoulder, I could perceive the ungainly brutes in the rear fagging themselves to overtake me.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851 Various

  • Instantly my free hand went to my hunting-cap in salute.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • Lord John Roxton steps briskly, and his thin, eager face beams forth between his hunting-cap and his muffler.

    The Lost World 1912

  • The doctor pursed his lips into a "Whee-e-ew!" of annoyed surprise, and shoved back his canvas hunting-cap.

    Fire Fight Fire 1906

  • This done, they all gazed at the beautiful youth, who was clad in a grey jacket, and wore breeches and hose of the same cloth, with a grey hunting-cap on his head.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 4 William Patten 1902


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