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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