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coronet

(kôr'ənĕt`, kŏr'ə–), head attire of a noble of high rank, worn on state occasions. It is inferior to the crown. British peers wear their coronets at the coronation of their sovereign. Although dukes wore coronets to mark their rank by the 14th cent., it was in the reign of Elizabeth I that individual patterns were adopted for other peers, and barons received distinguishing insignia in 1661. The coronet of a duke is bordered by 8 strawberry leaves; that of a marquess, by 4 strawberry leaves alternating with 4 silver balls (sometimes called pearls) on low points; that of an earl, by 8 strawberry leaves alternating with 8 silver balls on high points; that of a viscount, by 16 silver balls on the rim; that of a baron, by 6 silver balls on the gold rim.

coronet

A pedimental or other decoration wrought in relief on a wall above a window or door.

coronet

1. the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof
2. the knob at the base of a deer's antler
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Yes, and she was the girl who waited in the drawing-room, and who may have heard uncle's remarks about the coronet.
But what is the good of all these vague theories," cried the banker impatiently, "when I have told you that I saw Arthur with the coronet in his hands?
At one side of the coronet was a cracked edge, where a corner holding three gems had been torn away.
Presently she emerged from the room again, and in the light of the passage-lamp your son saw that she carried the precious coronet in her hands.
Then something suddenly snapped, and your son, finding that he had the coronet in his hands, rushed back, closed the window, ascended to your room, and had just observed that the coronet had been twisted in the struggle and was endeavouring to straighten it when you appeared upon the scene.
And that was why she shrieked and fainted when she saw the coronet," cried Mr.
A man had waited outside the window; someone had brought the gems; the deed had been overseen by your son; he had pursued the thief; had struggled with him; they had each tugged at the coronet, their united strength causing injuries which neither alone could have effected.
When I remembered that you had seen her at that window, and how she had fainted on seeing the coronet again, my conjecture became a certainty.
Lelakowski believes the '66-'67 Coronets were some of the best B bodies ever: basic without being bulky.
Conn-Selmer donated 50 instruments including flutes, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, trombones, coronets and a full drum kit.
Coronets are five years old and they crop apples in their first year.
Eliot's play, A Cocktail Party, to a secret agent in the television versions of two spy stories by John Le Carre; and second, his chameleon-like quality: he was "a man of many faces," and when he entitled a volume of memoirs My Name Escapes Me he made his mark in a number of comic films, including one called Kind Hearts and Coronets, in which he displayed his versatility by playing the entire d'Ascoyne family, both males and females, in his own words "eight speaking parts, one non-speaking cameo, and a portrait in oils.