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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She is dressed in lavender-coloured silk, and has a white bonnet on, and is amazing.
Your head is all I could ask, for that white bonnet with the rose is quite ravishing.
A lady in a dripping white bonnet and shawl, with her two little hands out before her, went up to him, and in the next minute she had altogether disappeared under the folds of the old cloak, and was kissing one of his hands with all her might; whilst the other, I suppose, was engaged in holding her to his heart (which her head just about reached) and in preventing her from tumbling down.
I dressed up as a Tudor girl and wore a white bonnet because all ladies and girls had to have their hair covered.
They are either black with a white bonnet or are London-taxi type vehicles, they all display a roof sign that is lit when available for hire.
So when Elisabeth Moss--formerly featured as Peggy Olson, a spunky and spirited harbinger of women's rights on Mad Men --appeared on screen to advertise The Handmaid's Tale (HMT), eyes downcast and hair covered in a white bonnet, the image was both provocative and compelling.
Henri Matisse designed the costume and told Markova, 'Listen little one, white silk tights all over, then white satin ballet shoes, large diamond bracelets and a little 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.