capon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n capon castrated male chicken
    • n capon flesh of a castrated male chicken
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A castrated rooster is called a capon.
    • n Capon kā"p'n or kā"pŭn A castrated cock, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded to improve his flesh for the table. "The merry thought of a capon ."
    • v. t Capon To castrate; to make a capon of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
    • n capon A castrated cock; a cock-chicken castrated for the purpose of improving the flesh for table.
    • n capon [So called, it is said, because letters were often conveyed inside of fowls. Cf. F. poulet, a fowl, also a love-letter, a billet-doux.] A letter.
    • capon To make a capon of; caponize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Al Capone died in prison from syphillis - despite being the first sufferer to be treated with antibiotics
    • n Capon kā′pn a castrated cock: a fish: a letter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. capon, chapoun, AS. capūn,cf. F. chapon,), L. capo, fr. Gr. ka`pwn akin to ko`ptein to cut, OSlav. skopiti, to castrate. Cf. Comma
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. capun; L. capon-em, Gr. kapōnkoptein, to cut. See Chop.

Usage

In literature:

Capons are castrated male fowls.
"American Cookery" by Various
CAPON SPRINGS CONFERENCE, WESTERN VIRGINIA.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
A very woodcock would puzzle him in carving, and he wants the logick of a capon.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Put the capon into a cloth, and boil it an hour and a quarter.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
She spread a table deftly, and uncovered a roast capon, and uncorked a bottle of white port, talking all the time.
"International Short Stories" by Various
The Jersey Black Giant is a more recent addition to the popular heavy breeds, especially for the capon trade.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
For lance he had a long spit, run through a number of roast capons.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
My good housekeeper, without my giving any orders, had prepared a fat capon for my repast.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
For me, I must go back promptly with the answer about the capon of Zaragoza and the two Bordeaux pigeons!
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
She ate a mouthful of capon, studiously, without speaking.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
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In poetry:

The forest skirted to the edge
Of Capon river, Hampshire's gem,
Which, bathing many a primrose ledge,
Oft sparkled like a diadem.
"The Mountain Spring" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Oh we drank his "Hale" in the good red wine
When we last made company,
No capon priest was the Goodly Fere
But a man o' men was he.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
"Make kinnen and capon ready, then,
And venison in great plentie;
We'll welcome here our royal king;
I hope he'll dine at Gilnockie!"
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
At our table you may eat all sorts of dainty meat,
Pig, cony, goose, capon, and swan;
And with lords and ladies fine, you may drink beer, ale, and wine!
This is pleasure for a servingman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
While you eat goose and capon, I'll feed on beef and bacon,
And piece of hard cheese now and than;
We pudding have, and souse, always ready in the house,
Which contents the honest husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
Po. Yet ye account me a meere silly Dame,
Yea as silly as some simple simpering Citizen.
That hath but manners enough to take
The upper end of a Table at a feast,
And to carve a Capons legge to a Coxcombe.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Al Capone 's last living relative revisits his home, her memories.
Al Capone 's grandniece Deidre Marie Capone , 72, learned to swim in the pool at the mobster's former mansion on Palm Island as a 7-year-old child.
Al Capone 's grandniece Deidre Marie Capone , 72, toured the mobster's former mansion on Palm Island.
Capone just created a new homepage.
Al Capone ponders for a moment on "Boardwalk Empire.".
Charles Capone is facing a charge of second degree assault.
Al Capone 's Chicago outfit would have loved the Ryder Cup.
A drop down rear window was designed to allow Capone 's bodyguards to fire at pursuing vehicles.
Capone 's Hideaway Seafood Island Grill offers interesting choices.
Capone 's Hideaway Seafood Island Grill.
I'm very familiar with St Lucie County, yet just discovered Capone 's Hideaway Seafood Island Grill.
Our server was social and knowledgeable about Capone 's, which has been around for five years.
Richard and Jayne Longacre of Barto, PA are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayna Beth Longacre to Austin Anthony Capone , son of Anthony and Cindy Capone of Franklin Township, Warren County.
In Capone 's heyday in the US, the main activities and the sources of revenue of the mob were the sale of prohibited liquor and the numbers racket.
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In science:

Bench-Capon and Dunne studied a fixed -clause-length model, in which each Horn clause has precisely k literals, and proved a sharp threshold with respect to assignments that have at least k − 1 variables assigned to be true.
A Continuous-Discontinuous Second-Order Transition in the Satisfiability of Random Horn-SAT Formulas
This helps identify scenarios where algorithms that exploit any structure in the eigenvectors of the signals, such as the MUSIC and the Capon-MVDR algorithms in sensor array processing or particle filter based techniques , might be better able to tease ou t lower level signals from the background noise.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
In recent time “argumentation” has become a much studied topic in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) (Bench-Capon and Dunn 2007) in context of autonomous agents.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Capone, et al., “Test results of the streamer-tube system of the charm II neutrino detector,” Nucl.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
Capone, contributed talks, this conference. 11. P.B.
Physics and Operation of the AMANDA-II High Energy Neutrino Telescope
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