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  • n. Plural form of capon.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • These rooks are, properly speaking, what we call capons or piqueurs, in France; men who always carry money about them, to enable them to lend to losing gamesters, for which they receive a gratification, which is nothing for such as play deep, as it is only two per cent., and the money to be repaid the next day.

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  • For this he paid an annual homage to the seigneur of “1 sol in ‘cens,’ 3 live capons and 9 silver livres in ‘rentes,’ and 9 days of work on the seigneurie.”

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  • These females are also fed the same alfalfa that the capons are, and they too are considered one of the prime cuts of meat when slaughtered.

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  • In mid-18th-century London, people pressed their noses to the glass to see giant Christmas hams, fat capons and pastries.

    Christmas through the looking glass

  • Sargent goes on to note that Chandler's GOP opponent "plan to pounce" on this, which is interesting, given the fact that if they could convince enough people that trading capons for angioplasties was a viable alternative to paying the escalating costs of health care, they'd probably see that as a win.

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  • But rather than stuffing yet more capons down their be-ruffed necks, they will be revisiting The Good Life – living as the 70s programme's Tom and Barbara Good.

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  • I told my tale while we consumed boiled capons, roast chine of beef, pies made with minced meat, and a kid with pudding in its belly.

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  • Dinner consisted of stuffed capons with asparagus tips, a lettuce-and-tomato dinner salad, and rice pilaf, washed down with a heady red wine that had Warren grinning and laughing uproariously.


  • That and the fear of being tarred with weakness on home security has turned the "cocks into capons".

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  • Feeding experiments with chicks and capons: The relative efficiency of whole and ground grains as commonly fed (Bulletin/New York Agricultural Experiment Station) by W. P Wheeler

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