from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the common blackcap warbler of Europe, Sylvia atricapilla.
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This garment consists in a tunic, a hood with conical tip ( "capirote") used to conceal the face of the wearer, and sometimes a cloak.
-- ¡Tú no has caído en que yo sería tonto de capirote [99-2] si me marchase contigo a España a ponerte en posesión de ... medio tesoro, contando con que tú me pondrías a mí en posesión
It is the capirote, which no effort has succeeded in taming, so sacred to his soul is liberty.
The similarity between the penitents dress - capirote - and the kkk dress is really unpleasant, but it has nothing to do.