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- v. To win all the tricks from, when playing at piquet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points.
- transitive v. To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the game of piquet, to win all the tricks from.
- n. A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts 40.
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Without a moment's delay the men cut down three or four young fir trees, and proceeded to make a fire; and La V., folding the little one in his "capot" -- sat down and tried to bring back life and warmth into her.
The most memorable mistake I ever made was when I wanted to say something about the "capot" (hood of a car) but I said "capote" (condom).
He was wrapped in a kind of capot of green bays, lined with wolf-skin, had a pair of monstrous boots, quilted on the inside with cotton, was almost covered with dirt, and rode a mule so low that his long legs hung dangling within six inches of the ground.
“No, it’s called a capot anglais,” corrected Maxine coldly.
In practice, decades of hard service in the wilderness had simplified field uniforms, which gave way to faded colors, and by the 1750s the enlisted men campaigned in Indian dress: moccasins, leggings, breechclouts, and a hooded capot similar to the “hunting shirt” of Virginia.
So it was no surprise when he won every trick, scoring him a capot and forty extra points as well.
For winter dress, the Canadian hooded capot, woollen tuque and leggings, moccasins, and mittens were issued.
Here and there are clumps of tall cocoas, a capot, pullom or wild cotton-tree, and a neat village upon prairie land, where stone is rare as on the Pampas.
It had rained nearly the whole day; they had played countless games of piquet on the top of a packing-case, and Clem had scored repique and capot twice running.
The Indians about the place were very friendly to us; but when strange tribes visited us, they were troublesome, and always asked Mr. Reed for guns and ammunition: on one occasion, they drove an arrow into one of our horses, and took a capot from La Chapelle.
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