from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline compound, C36H60O3, found in the lichen Parmelia caperata. It melts at 243° C.


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  • Mother Hoey says that I do not speak like an American -- that I have not so many 'caperin's' in my language, whatever they may be; and so we have long delightful chats together when I go in for a taste of

    Penelope's Irish Experiences

  • Millyuns ob Cheezpeeps pransin an caperin nekkid,to get noms!

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  • "Sometimes I've wished she was, for me heart's been in me mouth often and often when I see her go caperin 'down the track on some mad-'eaded pony."

    Back to Billabong

  • Lord knows I've no love for Elijah an 'yet I'm caperin' upstairs an 'downstairs when he ain't in a hurry an' tearin 'my legs off scamperin' when he is, until I declare I feel mad at myself -- I certainly do.

    Susan Clegg and a Man in the House

  • "It won't hurt her a bit to drive as far as my house after she's been caperin 'all over the sky!" she exclaimed, seizing Geraldine's hands.

    In Apple-Blossom Time A Fairy-Tale to Date

  • He's turned in the gate an 'he's coming a-caperin',

    The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • But Josiah interrupted me, and says he, "And them two fools a caperin 'after it, are sewin' machine agents."

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IV. (of X.)

  • Dave alarmin 'us by becomin' melodious, furtive -- melody bein 'wholly onnacheral to Dave, that a-way -- thar's a callow pin-feather party comes caperin' in an 'takin' Old Man Enright one side, asks can he yootilise

    Wolfville Nights

  • With this sign, the Crooked Claws comes caperin 'up to the Strike Axes an' the latter fam'ly proceeds to rustle a profoosion of grub; an 'with that they all turns in an' eats old Strike Axe outen house an 'home.

    Wolfville Nights

  • By every roole of the game that Yank's my captive; but defyin 'restraint he goes caperin' on like he's free.

    Wolfville Nights


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