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  • n. Plural form of caperer.

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Examples

  • And very often Tom caught them just as they touched the water; and caught the alder-flies, and the caperers, and the cock-tailed duns and spinners, yellow, and brown, and claret, and gray, and gave them to his friends the trout.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • They are foolish fellows, the caperers, and fly into the candle at night, if you leave the door open.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • In what do you find me less a man than any of the vapid caperers that fill your father's salon?

    The Trampling of the Lilies

  • The large Phryganeae, or true caperers, whose caddis-baits love still pools and stagnant ditches, are there rare; and the office of water-scavenger is fulfilled by the Rhyacophiles (torrent-lovers) and Hydropsyches, whose tiny pebble-houses are fixed to the stones to resist the violence of the summer floods.

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • There palmers, caperers, and rough black flies, of the largest Thames and

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • All the largest surface-food -- beetles, bees, and palmers -- comes off the shore; and all the caperers and alders, after emerging from their pupa-cases, swim to the shore in order to change into the perfect insect in the open air.

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • And very often Tom caught them just as they touched the water; and caught the alder-flies, and the caperers, and the cock-tailed duns and spinners, yellow, and brown, and claret, and grey, and gave them to his friends the trout.

    The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

  • Lastly, one more link completes the chain of this nomenclature of caperers.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is

  • Dancing -- Nomenclature of caperers in Paris, from the wealthiest classes down to the poorest -- Beggars form the last link of the chain.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is

  • (red-brown of Ronalds; a Nemoura, according to him), which is the first spring-fly; for the red spinner, or perfect form of the March - brown ephemera; for the soldier, the soft-winged reddish beetle which haunts the umbelliferous flowers, and being as soft in spirit as in flesh, perpetually falls into the water, and comes to grief therein; and last but not least, for the true caperers, or whole tribe of

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

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