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Usage examples for capons

  1. They had dined on the last remaining capons and drawn up the terms of surrender, to be sent ashore by longboat. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  2. The upper chamber in the Wallingford town hall was formerly a kitchen, with a huge fire- place, where mighty joints and fat capons were roasted for the banquet. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  3. Game, pheasants, partridges, hares, rabbits, woodcocks, snipes, turkeys, capons pullets, fowls, chickens, tame pigeons. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  4. From the weight it might be two fat capons – Six Plays by Florence Henrietta Darwin
  5. You cannot feed capons so. – Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw
  6. On Sunday, the maiden presented herself at divine service, and after the performance of the same, came from the church to my house, and the holy communion being devoutly concluded, I took occasion to discourse with her concerning the condition of the Church at Bremen, as also to thank her for two capons which she had sent me for my kitchen, and then I dismissed her with the Lord's blessing. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  7. His farmers supplied him weekly with a sufficiency of capons chickens, eggs, butter, and his tithe of wheat. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  8. As regards capons however, the rule respecting age does not hold good. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  9. Cesare received him with all honour, sending the master of his household, Ramiro de Lorqua, to greet him on his arrival and to bear him the usual gifts of welcome, of barley, wine, capons candles, sweet- meats, etc. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  10. First Course: Beef and Capons – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  11. " Venison, capons larks, and pigeons, your excellency," replied the obsequious landlord, bowing to the ground. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  12. Dinner was a better meal; three stone of ribs of beef was the main dish, with a sheep, a lamb, and a couple of joints of veal to help it out; capons and rabbits tempted the jaded, and four dozen of sack and wine made up for what was lacking at breakfast. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  13. What is the meaning of those chickens, capons and roast pigs, thrown into the lake? – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  14. Beneath, on what seemed to be another tray, we caught sight of stuffed capons and sows' bellies, and in the middle, a hare equipped with wings to resemble Pegasus. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  15. He was brought to trial in 1661, for stealing several things as pigges, capons mault, bacon, butter, eggs, etc. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  16. Lionardo remained standing there, red in the face for the reproach cast at him; and Michelangelo, not satisfied, but wanting to sting him to the quick, added: 'And those Milanese capons believed in your ability to do it! – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  17. If he had been fed in the dark like capons he could not have got into better condition. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  18. Those who crowed were no longer cocks but capons and the pullets answered their call, so that when we thought the sun was about to rise we found ourselves in the bright moon light amid ruins, just as in the good old times. – Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger by August Strindberg
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