ten-gallon hat


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Recent Examples on the Web There were transparent, leopard-print latex dresses with visible black thongs underneath, ten-gallon hats and Texas-size belt buckles, short shorts, and python-print pencil skirts. Channing Hargrove, refinery29.com, "Laquan Smith Says The Yeehaw Agenda Is Here To Stay," 8 Sep. 2019 Segun quickly discovers that his engineering degree is as useless as his ten-gallon hat is unfashionable. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 Unemployment is persistently higher and incomes are more unequal in California than in the land of the ten-gallon hat. The Economist, "Texafornia dreaming," 20 June 2019 Without our irrepressible divas, we’d be stuck with a bunch of preening clowns in megalithic ten-gallon hats who grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "We Can All Be Thankful America Doesn’t Have Putin," 24 Nov. 2018 After one term in Congress, he was appointed Secretary of the Interior, and arrived for his first day of work on horseback, riding down C Street in a ten-gallon hat and jeans. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, "Trump vs. the “Deep State”," 14 May 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Ten-gallon hat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ten-gallon%20hat. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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