White caps


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White caps the members of a secret organization in various of the United States, who attempt to drive away or reform obnoxious persons by lynch-law methods. They appear masked in white. Their actions resembled those of the Ku Klux Klan in some ways but they were not formally affiliated with the Klan, and their victims were often not black.
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In literature:

Her cap of white embroidered muslin had flaps trimmed with lace.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
At the same moment Mrs Clayton Vernon's grey-curled head appeared behind the white cap of the servant.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
The men wear high caps of black sheep-skin, while the Women wear high white turbans.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
Why do you let her wear that white cap?
"The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls" by Various
But beyond the reach of the waves a deep mantle of white clads the forests and caps the distant peaks.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
The southeasterly wind ruffles the bay with white-capped waves and dashes sheets of rain against window and roof.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
She looked very neat and dainty as she sat there in her white lace cap and her lavender dress.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
Such a pretty little elderly lady, with gray hair and a white cap.
"Milly and Olly" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
You call it 'White Cotton Night-Cap Country'; I call it 'Red Cotton Night-Cap Country.
"Robert Browning" by G. K. Chesterton
She was lying with her eyes closed, looking thin and pale, wearing a white cap edged with lace.
"The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
The white-capped old woman had excitement in her face as she followed him.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
I took courage, and pushed my cap down behind to show my white head, just fresh shaved, to the maiden's eyes.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
These girls do nothing but put white-caps to waves.
"Amos Kilbright; His Adscititious Experiences" by Frank R. Stockton
White-capped waves dashed against the boat.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
Had on a Cotton Jacket and Breeches, and Osnabrigs Shirt, an old Felt Hat, a white Linnen Cap, white Yarn Stockings, and Country made Shoes.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
They had on white long dresses and caps.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Its white-cap, night-cap, white-cap on.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Her money went for white shoes and pink blouses and lacy boudoir caps which she affected Sunday mornings.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
The propriety of this morning visit was insured by the white cap, which was, so to speak, an adequate chaperon.
"The Princess Passes" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
And just as we stood up to depart, the white high-cauled cap and large sallow features of old L'Amour peeped in at the door.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu

In poetry:

The twilight is sad and cloudy,
The wind blows wild and free,
And like the wings of sea-birds
Flash the white caps of the sea.
"By The Seaside : Twilight" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Blood was avenged today.
The wailing of men gone wild
Mingles with the smell of meat on the fires.
And the autumn foliage falls
Scorched on the white caps
At the tables, outside.
"Mountain Feast" by Ndre Mjeda
Young beauties may ravish the world with a glance
As they languish in song, as they float in the dance,--
They are grandmothers now we remember as girls,
And the comely white cap takes the place of the curls.
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But from the border white and brown,
Where'er I look, there's peeping down
A face… but whose, whose is it?
I bore my gaze 'neath cap and brim
And see the snowflakes swarm and swim;—
Will some one here me visit?
"A Meeting" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
In Tremezzina's sheltered bay
The wintry storms forget to rave;
Without,--the white caps and the spray,
Within,--a shore with scarce a wave,--
A favored spot where tempests cease,
And Heaven whispers, "Here is Peace."
"Evening On Lake Como" by John Lawson Stoddard
Of white-capped waves that gaily dance
Towards the cliff's indifferent breast;
of sunbeams that so brightly glance,
of winds that lull the trees to rest,
of joy that from good laughter springs—
I would sing songs of simple things.
"Simple Joys" by Wilhelmina Stitch

In news:

Tony Azevedo, center white cap, will head the men's water polo team.
(Timbers 1 White Caps nil ) & More.
Laura Cooper in the first "UA" cape and white cap, c 1952.
It's getting physical in the pool for Maggie Steffens (white cap) and the US (Julio Cortez/AP).
Near where Miller was hit, a white "ghost bike" commemorates a bicyclist, Krishna Walters, who was killed Oct 29, 2001, when she fell in front of a Cap Metro bus.
White's celebration put the cap on a remarkable day for the United States in Vancouver.
This isn't the first time the White-caps have let such a late lead slip.
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "They're putting in caps, cleaning, doing some white fillings and one that may be infected so may have to take that one out," said mother Samantha Tindell.
Smart Bid (center, white cap) gets his nose in front for victory in the Mervin H Muniz Memorial Handicap.
It did not take long for the White House to dismiss the Republican deficit-cutting proposal, which raised revenues by capping deductions.
Additional Rx Timer Caps may be purchased at any Thrifty White location.
Six-year-old Kacie Platz, of Sand Lake, will sing the national anthem at the White Caps baseball game this Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m.
Artist / Band: Great White Caps .
Today is the last day you can vote for your favorite on the the White Caps Website.
Start Making Sense + Great White Caps .

In science:

Do the supernova grains offer any guidance? Clayton et al. (1997b) showed that isotopically good fits to X grains might originate within He caps on exploding C,O white dwarfs.
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
However, a much larger He cap is involved if the white dwarf is subChandrasekhar (larger) and the detonation begins in a massive He cap.
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
From a distance the world looks blue and green, and the snow-capped mountains white.
Recovering randomness from an asymptotic Hamming distance
The strong magnetic fields (B ∼ 106 - 109 G) of white dwarfs and the superstrong magnetic fields (B ∼ 109 - 1012 G) of neutron stars may be capable of funneling the flow of accreting matter onto the magnetic polar caps of the compact ob ject (Lamb, Pethick, & Pines 1973).
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code