from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The top sheaf of a stack of grain; the crowner.
  • noun Figuratively, the summit; the extreme degree of anything: as, this letter is the cap-sheaf of his impudence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The top sheaf of a stack of grain: (fig.) the crowning or finishing part of a thing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The top sheaf of a stook of wheat etc
  • noun by extension A crowning point


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  • My snooze was light and perhaps brief

    For rhyming’s a bullying nap thief.

    But once I awaken

    The word-hoard is shaken

    And spills out the limerick’s capsheaf.

    March 20, 2019