- n. Plural form of nightcap.
“Where we'll have our nightcaps is suddenly up in the air. but it's my year, dammit!”
“The priestes are married as other men are, and weare all their garments as other men doe, except their nightcaps, which is cloth of some sad colour, being round, and reacheth vnto the eares: their crownes are shauen, but the rest of their haire they let grow as long as nature will permit, so that it hangeth beneath their eares vpon their shoulders: their beards they neuer shaue: if his wife happen to die, it is not lawfull for him to mary againe during his life.”
“I called it this funny name, because poor little lame Charley to whom all the stories were told, called them his "nightcaps," as he and his sisters and brothers had to go to bed, the moment a story was finished for the evening.”
“Willett and Phillis Cunnington (they were related; I don't know how), it follows the evolution from the 15th Century (of undershirts, breeches, nightcaps, corsets, etc) to the 20th.”
“Pass on caffeinated drinks, chocolate, and tobacco at night, and no large meals or nightcaps..”
“The down-low on Davos is that the really exciting events - the soirees, the nightcaps, the endless-discussion dinners -- happen after 10 p.m., like in a college dorm.”
“The prisoners were given long white peasant blouses and nightcaps—their funeral shrouds.”
“Shortly before 11 p.m., as its members had their nightcaps in the grill room, black cars screeched to a stop in front of the Saturn Club and a half dozen liquor agents rushed in, confiscating twelve quarts of whiskey, twenty quarts of gin, several bottles of champagne, and five gallons of cheap grain alcohol.”
“The down-low on Davos is that the really exciting events – the soirees, the nightcaps, the endless-discussion dinners – happen after 10 p.m., like in a college dorm.”
“Sailing, swimming, and sipping nightcaps with William F. Buckley Jr.”
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