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Peck-Measue Cap
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2014/07/14
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In Rex Stout’s WWII-era novel,”Booby Trap”, Major Archie Goodwin is fetching Sergeant Bruce, a fetching WAC, from her apartment to Corporal Nero Wolfe’s brownstone, and in leaving, she grabs her “peck-measure cap” off the table.  It’s not clear whether she is in uniform or wearing what Stout calls “cits”.

Is this a cap shaped like a peck basket; that is, like a fez?

A peck is almost 2.5 gallons.  Is this a hat roughly 1/4 the size of a Texan’s oversize cowboy hat?

 Google is generally my friend, but not today, it seems.

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