Capper

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Capper A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers.
    • Capper An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge.
    • Capper One whose business is to make or sell caps.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capper One whose business is the making or selling of caps.
    • n capper A tool for fitting percussion-caps to shells.
    • n capper A Scotch form of cupper, a cupbearer. See cap and cupper.
    • capper To seize; lay hold of violently: specifically, to seize (a vessel) as a prize.
    • n capper A spider.
    • n capper A stool-pigeon in a gambling-house, or a person employed at auctions to raise bids deceptively.
    • n capper The workman who takes the filled molds away from a brick-machine.
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Usage

In literature:

Capper, Lieut.-Col. J. E., 425.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Colonel Templer and Colonel Capper.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Doc, you act as capper.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Many of those who had seats were only cappers for the game.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Then one day Bas met Aaron Capper on the highway.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Jes' ruin Missus furniture; get up on de table an' jes' cut capper.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
That's why I've got to have an honest capper.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Governor Capper commended the women for their good influence on legislation.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
And now ye must needs put the capper on the concern wi' this business!
"Young Barbarians" by Ian Maclaren
Then he called to Mrs. Capper, and gave her a brief explanation of Milly's swoon.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
The one-eyed man was assisted by a large gang of cappers, a gang which appeared to be in the employ of the gamblers' trust of Comanche.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
They advanced, all three, to the wall; Capper stooped, and Dick, getting upon his shoulders, clambered on to the copestone.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The 'and cash' was a capper!
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Haslam has promised to let me know from Capper and Hazlewood.
"Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends" by John Keats
I insisted on an apology from Mr. Capper, which being refused I sued him, but he died soon after the writ was served.
"A Few Words About the Devil" by Charles Bradlaugh
Dr. Newell, R. Capper, and J. Overbury, Esquires, magistrates of Cheltenham.
"The History Of The Last Trial By Jury For Atheism In England" by George Jacob Holyoake
Hang me, if I don't think he's a capper, and that's the way he manages to live.
"Mark Gildersleeve" by John S. Sauzade
Seein' Washington employs cappers.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford
And then I told her about Capper, and about Capper's threat.
"Dead Man's Love" by Tom Gallon
General Watts succeeded to General Capper's command.
"Generals of the British Army" by Francis Dodd
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In news:

David Beckham, Galaxy in line for perfect capper .
Michelle Padilla, Mother, Talks About Cappers.
High-speed in-line capper for large containers reaches 120/min.
Mini monoblock filler/ capper .
Romney's 'look' is the capper for GOP convention success.
'The Dark Knight Rises' as perfect capper to Batman trilogy.
London First comms director Graham Capper resigns.
Graham Capper is set to leave the membership body that represents business in London in early August, to take an extended break while handling freelance opportunities.
A high-speed WATER-bottling line for 3- and 5-gal bottles at DrinkMore Water incorporates a monobloc filler/ capper and a robotic racking system.
Bottling line for 3- and 5-gal bottles at Drinkmore incorporates a monobloc filler/ capper .
Judith Capper, PhD, Washington State University, clears the common misperception that larger, modern cattle operations have a greater negative environmental impact than small, local operations.
Some uncharacteristic losses, and then the capper -- a resounding loss to rival UCLA, which USC has owned over the past decade.
Lynn and Judy Capper are the Carrollton Music Club Musicians of the Year for 2012.
A high-speed WATER-bottling line for 3- and 5-gal bottles at DrinkMore Water incorporates a monobloc filler /capper and a robotic racking system.
Bottling line for 3- and 5-gal bottles at Drinkmore incorporates a monobloc filler /capper.
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