coronet


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coronet

(kôr′ə-nĕt′, kŏr′-)
n.
The upper margin of a horse's hoof.
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"The gas was half up, as I had left it, and my unhappy boy, dressed only in his shirt and trousers, was standing beside the light, holding the coronet in his hands.
Mary was the first to rush into my room, and, at the sight of the coronet and of Arthur's face, she read the whole story and, with a scream, fell down senseless on the ground.
"How can we have when I saw him with my own eyes with the coronet in his hands."
You suppose that your son came down from his bed, went, at great risk, to your dressing-room, opened your bureau, took out your coronet, broke off by main force a small portion of it, went off to some other place, concealed three gems out of the thirty-nine, with such skill that nobody can find them, and then returned with the other thirty-six into the room in which he exposed himself to the greatest danger of being discovered.
"How could I help suspecting him, when I actually saw him with the coronet in his hand?"
"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?"
This case, I presume, contains the coronet. We must have a look at it." He opened the case, and taking out the diadem he laid it upon the table.
She told him of the coronet. His wicked lust for gold kindled at the news, and he bent her to his will.
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.
Sir George Burnwell tried to get away, but Arthur caught him, and there was a struggle between them, your lad tugging at one side of the coronet, and his opponent at the other.
They wear gay coronets of plumes, particularly those of the swan; but the feathers of the black eagle are considered the most worthy, being a sacred bird among the Indian warriors.