white bonnet

white bonnet

in Scotland, the term used for a person bidding on behalf of the owner to raise the price at an auction, now restricted by statute. See PUFFER.
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The monologue of Offred, as she wears the handmaid's uniform of white bonnet and long red dress, is unnervingly familiar: 'That is how we let it happen .
The vehicle was a black cab and had a white bonnet.
The Gentoos have a longish tail, a white bonnet and are perhaps most readily distinguished by their orange-red bills.
SITTING in the driver's seat, I get a feeling of deja vu -- with the long white bonnet sprawling before me, a steering wheel that feels good to hold and the all too familiar infotainment system.
The "mother" is now transformed in a 21st-century version of the Little Red Riding Hood's grandma -- although with a white bonnet.
And Batman was not alone for his gang of accomplices were all in fancy dress and included two Robins, a Superman and a baby in a white jump suit wearing a white bonnet.
Notice the girl in her white bonnet and dress, indicating that the weather was sunny and warm that June.
A woman in a white bonnet and a voluminous bell-shaped dress, surrounded by three young girls - all dressed in similar bonnets - and a boy of about Paul's age, were eyeing the Daf with great suspicion and wonder.
Williams, a volunteer from Connecticut working in the "small house," was dressed in a long flannel dress that reached to her feet, full collar and white bonnet.
It features white door mirrors, a pair of white bonnet stripes on Malta Blue paintwork, and Gordini badges on the pillars.
With her white bonnet emphasizing her role as distanced observer, Hervieu accentuates Trollope's characterization of herself as a British everywoman, who modestly keeps the personal details of her journey from view.
The Cooper Graphite costs pounds 14,590 and the Cooper D Graphite is pounds 15,660 with 16- inch Bridge Spoke alloy wheels and a choice of black or white bonnet stripes.