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skullcap (def 1).
Historical Examples

Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVII, August 1852, Vol. V Various
Tom Burke Of “Ours”, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
Rembrandt and His Works John Burnet
On the Seaboard August Strindberg
Rembrandt and His Works John Burnet
Rembrandt and His Works John Burnet
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated Sir Walter Scott

a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy
(architect) a concavity in the form of a niche or cup, serving to reduce the apparent height of an alcove or chapel


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