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Collapsible shading devices made of a series of cane half-hoops covered with silk and attached to the front of a woman's bonnet that provide protection from the sun; worn especially in the British Isles during the mid-19th century. In Scotland, may also refer to entire protective bonnets made of cotton stretched over half-hoops.

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<accessories worn on the head>

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12yrs ago

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