Capsheaf

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Capsheaf The top sheaf of a stack of grain: (fig.) the crowning or finishing part of a thing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capsheaf The top sheaf of a stack of grain; the crowner.
    • n capsheaf Figuratively, the summit; the extreme degree of anything: as, this letter is the cap-sheaf of his impudence.
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Usage

In literature:

Miss Victoria Capsheaf stuck to the wall as if she had been a fresco on it.
"The Guardian Angel" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Sammy was in evil repute in the neighborhood in any case; this was considered the capsheaf.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
And Lucas is certainly the capsheaf.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Miss Victoria Capsheaf stuck to the wall as if she had been a fresco on it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 119, September, 1867" by Various
But this is the capsheaf of all his didoes.
"Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point" by Alice B. Emerson
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