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- n. The top sheaf of a stook of wheat etc
- n. A crowning point
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The top sheaf of a stack of grain: (fig.) the crowning or finishing part of a thing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The top sheaf of a stack of grain; the crowner.
- n. Figuratively, the summit; the extreme degree of anything: as, this letter is the cap-sheaf of his impudence.
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Zinoviev and his group had no difficulty in perceiving that the congress would put the political capsheaf on the physical rout that had begun in the streets of Moscow and Leningrad on the tenth anniversary of the October revolution.
It needed only as a capsheaf the gleam of incredulous dismay which should appear in his wife's eyes when she looked first upon the mutilated tissue, the varying scars and cicatrices, the twisted mask that would be revealed to her as the face of her husband.
He further succeeded in convincing the youth that a few years in Italy would add the capsheaf to his talent.
And as a capsheaf to it all, the painter must choose an opportune moment and present his beautiful carriage and horses to the King, for the belief was rife that the King of Spain was really more horsey than artistic.
But once they got the place, 'twas aisy to see that Dick meant to get rid o 'Caleb, an' the capsheaf was put last year, about his Dog, old Turk.
But the capsheaf come about a year ago, when Nancy had a smart little sum o 'money left her, -- nigh onto a hunderd dollars.
When the band stopped playing, and Ellen, who as valedictorian came last as the crown and capsheaf of it all, stepped forward from the semicircle of white-clad girls and seriously abashed boys, there was
And as a capsheaf to it all, the painter must choose an opportune moment and present his beautiful carriage and horses to the
Woman is the capsheaf of the abomination of desolation -- full of all deviltry.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from Her "Book of Life;" Also, a Memorial Chapter, Giving the Particulars of Her Last Sickness and Death
Colonel Ingersoll's tribute to his poems, pronouncing it the capsheaf of all commendation that he had ever receiv'd.