from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as caper.
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So she stood, belonging to the sunshine and the weather, taking no more notice of me than of the dark-stained caper-bush which hung from the wall above her head, whilst I, waiting at her side, was like the moon in the daytime sky, overshone, obliterated, in spite of my black clothes.
She was slightly more animated than the sunshine and the stone and the motionless caper-bush above her.
But she stood back against the solid wall, under the caper-bush, unobserved and unobserving.
Turning round, on the other side of the terrace, under a caper-bush that hung like a blood-stain from the grey wall above her, stood a little grey woman whose fingers were busy.