Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of nightcap.

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Examples

  • Where we'll have our nightcaps is suddenly up in the air. but it's my year, dammit!

    Archive 2004-01-01

  • 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.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • 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.

    Baby Nightcaps

  • 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.

    Allan M. Jalon: Arts Lust: Central Europe's Underwear Showing

  • Pass on caffeinated drinks, chocolate, and tobacco at night, and no large meals or nightcaps..

    Sleep awareness week: A wake-up call for a groggy nation

  • 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.

    Eboo Patel: Davos: The Global Village and the Local Community

  • The prisoners were given long white peasant blouses and nightcaps—their funeral shrouds.

    Czar-Crossed Writers

  • 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.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • 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.

    Davos: The Global Village and the Local Community

  • Sailing, swimming, and sipping nightcaps with William F. Buckley Jr.

    "We're On Our Way Home Now, Duckie!"

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