‘The wings on her toque quivered agitatedly as she cried "Anywhere! Anywhere to be quiet, to be safe!"’ - Mollie Panter-Downes
In this instance a toque was a pillbox or small round women’s hat.
Thie was Lillie Langtry’s famous toque.
The term is also used for a chef’s tall white hat with a pouched crown.
It sounds to me like a good word for a crossword puzzle.
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