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  • n. Common misspelling of capriccio.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See capriccio, 1.


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  • When I say, therefore, that they must be treated as rational creatures, I mean that you should make them sensible, by the mildness of your carriage, and the composure even in your correction of them, that what you do is reasonable in you, and useful and necessary for them; and that it is not out of caprichio, passion or fancy, that you command or forbid them any thing.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 81-90

  • _ Nay, if it were only his caprichio, I am satisfied; though I must tell you, I was in a kind of huff, to hear him _Tan ta ra, tan ta ra, _ a quarter of an hour together; for _Tan ta ra_ is but an odd kind of sound, you know, before a man's chamber.

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  • The particular chevre I’d gotten a squat round of was caprichio de cabra, found at Greene Grape Provisions.

    Kimchee, Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

  • ‘impresa’ ‘impress’; ‘caprichio’ (Shakespeare) becomes first ‘caprich’

    English Past and Present


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