Definitions of Capering

  1. of Caper
  2. Leaping; skipping.

Usage examples for Capering

  1. By this time she was close beside Russ, who was capering about like an Indian doing a war dance. – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  2. " Well, they wouldn't choose to swim about just where little children are shouting and capering – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. A moment afterward they began capering frantically about Spotted Deer, shouting and jeering and flourishing their weapons. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  4. It took a special fancy to Peter, and bit savagely at his horse's heels and sent it capering off the road. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  5. So the capering began, and the company stood back to make room. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  6. Men and horses were capering about in the center of the place. – The Tale of Old Dog Spot by Arthur Scott Bailey
  7. One of our party, in a sort of ecstasy at being on shore, ran capering up the docks, putting to flight a group of idlers, and, single- handed, might have depopulated the city of Odessa, if an ugly soldier with a bayonet had not met him in full career and put a stop to his gambols. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens
  8. At this Miss Nugent ceased her capering and wrath possessed her that the enemy should thus misunderstand the gravity of the situation. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. In spite of his fatigue he was unable to sleep, and while lying on the earth with open eyes he was amazed to see the wood bend apart before him, disclosing a long aisle that was mysteriously lighted and that contained hundreds of capering forms. – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner
  10. Then as they grew more distinct he bounded toward the fence, capering madly about, to scent the intruder. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  11. When I peeped through the turrets, to my chagrin, I saw that the cows and younger ones had been drawn off beyond reach, and the two old bulls were, as before, capering between me and the herd. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. And, still gesticulating, still capering about, an ominous and sinister figure, he opened the door, bellowing: Vorski's having his revenge! – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. Link, in a daze of bliss, stalked back to the bench; with Chum capering along at his side. – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  14. " I've seen my birthday cake, Hilda," cried Maisie, capering about. – The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  15. But these capering maniacs, disowned alike by the old world and the new, were men who had seen a great truth unknown alike to the new world and the old. – The Defendant by G.K. Chesterton
  16. Again the music came down the breeze, clear and sweet, and pretty soon Tom came capering toward him, followed by a crowd of boys and girls. – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  17. Sir William Farrell, who had seen the little incident, ran forward, while the man who had been placing the ladder went to the horse, which was capering and trying to rear in his eagerness to be off. – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. Inside, a blazing peat- fire scattered capering shadows across the smooth, stone floor, flickered among the dim rows of hams suspended from the ceiling and on the panelled cupboards of dark, glistening oak. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  19. After a climax of capering Queen fell full length on her stomach upon the carpet, her soft chin accurately adjusted to the edge of the plate. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. Well, he was capering around out there, waving the paint tube and such. – The Risk Profession by Donald Edwin Westlake