Bluecap

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bluecap A Scot; a Scotchman; -- so named from wearing a blue bonnet.
    • Bluecap (Zoöl) The blue bonnet or blue titmouse.
    • Bluecap (Zoöl) The bluepoll.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bluecap A fish said to be of the salmon kind, with blue spots on its head.
    • n bluecap Same as bluebonnet
    • n bluecap In botany: Some blue-flowered species of Scabiosa, as S. succisa and S. arvensis. The bluebottle, Centaurea Cyanus.
    • n bluecap Same as bluebonnet, 3.
    • n bluecap In coal-mining, a blue or brownish halo around the flame of the safety-lamp, indicating the presence of a dangerous quantity of fire-damp.
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Usage

In poetry:

"Will any man of you come with me
And give this Bluecap a dressing-down?"
They all regarded him silently
As he turned his horse, with a scornful frown.
"You're curs, the lot of you, to the core -
I'll go by myself," said Featherstonhaugh.
"Featherstonhaugh" by Barcroft Henry Boake