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  • v. To win all the tricks from, when playing at piquet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points.
  • transitive v. To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the game of piquet, to win all the tricks from.
  • n. A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts 40.

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Examples

  • Without a moment's delay the men cut down three or four young fir trees, and proceeded to make a fire; and La V., folding the little one in his "capot" -- sat down and tried to bring back life and warmth into her.

    Owindia : a true tale of the MacKenzie River Indians, North-West America

  • The most memorable mistake I ever made was when I wanted to say something about the "capot" (hood of a car) but I said "capote" (condom).

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day

  • He was wrapped in a kind of capot of green bays, lined with wolf-skin, had a pair of monstrous boots, quilted on the inside with cotton, was almost covered with dirt, and rode a mule so low that his long legs hung dangling within six inches of the ground.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • “No, it’s called a capot anglais,” corrected Maxine coldly.

    Lace

  • In practice, decades of hard service in the wilderness had simplified field uniforms, which gave way to faded colors, and by the 1750s the enlisted men campaigned in Indian dress: moccasins, leggings, breechclouts, and a hooded capot similar to the “hunting shirt” of Virginia.

    George Washington’s First War

  • So it was no surprise when he won every trick, scoring him a capot and forty extra points as well.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • For winter dress, the Canadian hooded capot, woollen tuque and leggings, moccasins, and mittens were issued.

    Archive 2008-06-22

  • Here and there are clumps of tall cocoas, a capot, pullom or wild cotton-tree, and a neat village upon prairie land, where stone is rare as on the Pampas.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • It had rained nearly the whole day; they had played countless games of piquet on the top of a packing-case, and Clem had scored repique and capot twice running.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • The Indians about the place were very friendly to us; but when strange tribes visited us, they were troublesome, and always asked Mr. Reed for guns and ammunition: on one occasion, they drove an arrow into one of our horses, and took a capot from La Chapelle.

    Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River

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