Capeline

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Capeline (Med) A hood-shaped bandage for the head, the shoulder, or the stump of an amputated limb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capeline A small skull-cap of iron worn by light-armed men, such as archers, in the middle ages. Also written cappeline, chapeline.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Capeline kap′e-lin a small iron skull-cap worn by archers in the middle ages: a light woollen hood worn by ladies going out to an evening party: a surgical bandage for the head
    • Capeline Also Cap′elline
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. LL. capella,. See Chapel

Usage

In literature:

Fish were scarce, capelin never struck in, fur could not be got.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Atlantic fin whales eat a wide variety of foods, including krill, capelin, squid, herring, and lanternfish.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
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In news:

A California company has recalled several thousand pounds of frozen capelin because of fears the fish is contaminated with bacteria that could cause life-threatening botulism.
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