Usage examples for caper

  1. Meanwhile, Madame Marve stirred up Nickie in his cage, and made him grin and howl and caper for the edification of the crowd, whose souls his street escapades had filled with awe. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  2. While Sonora, in the seventh heaven of delight, began to caper about the room. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  3. Holy Moses, look at the caper the Methodist cuts! – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  4. There was a burst of laughter from three of my room- mates, as Miss St. Clair danced out from the closet with the cap on her own brows; and then with a caper of agility, taking it off, flung it up to the chandelier, where it hung on one of the burners. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. Boiled Leg of Mutton and Caper Sauce. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  6. Remove the towel, dish the leg of mutton, spread a caper- sauce over it, and serve hot. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  7. Colonel Cartwright, upon his capture at Sea by the Dutch " Caper," threw all his despatches and papers overboard. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  8. " Pantalon," corrected the monkey's master; and snapping his fingers, and whistling to the monkey, he called him to his shoulder, and made him go through a number of tricks and gestures,- some of them so droll, that Cherry's terror ended in peals of laughter; and she soon left Teddy's side to run and caper about the room in imitation of the monkey's antics. – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  9. As he was thus thinking he let the bridle fall, and the horse began to caper about, so that he was continually disturbed in his meditations, and could not collect his thoughts at all. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  10. But as long as I've known you- and that's several weeks- I've never seen you do anything but caper about the meadow and dance." – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  11. We halted for a time under a wide- branching platanus at the end of a bridge, between the masonry of which grew bunches of the caper plant, then in blossom of white and lilac, and at the piers of which grew straggling blackberry brambles and wild fig- trees in picturesque irregularity, while the water bubbled and gurgled over a pebbly bed or fragments of rock. – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn
  12. That's the proper caper with " mulligans," and they are very good, too, unless some one of the makings chances to be out of your line. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman