redcap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redcap a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
    • n redcap a member of the military police in Britain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redcap A specter having long teeth, popularly supposed to haunt old castles in Scotland.
    • Redcap (Zoöl) The European goldfinch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redcap The goldfinch, Carduelis elegans, more fully called King Harry redcap.
    • n redcap A variety of the domestic hen, of English origin. The plumage resembles that of the golden-spangled Hamburg, but is duller; the fowl is larger than the Hamburg; and the flat rose-comb is very large.
    • n redcap A specter having long teeth, popularly supposed to haunt old castles in Scotland.
    • n redcap See the extract.
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Usage

In literature:

Fanny, following the wake of a redcap, picked him at once from among the crowd of clock-waiters.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
Then Little Redcap went cheerfully home and came to no harm.
"Holiday Stories for Young People" by Various
It were Big Jem and young Redcap, warn't it?
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Mother Redcap was a great favourite with the sailor-men and had their entire confidence.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
I marry without more ado; My dear Dick Redcap, what say you?
"Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse" by Various
Every castle had its tale of Redcap, the sly spirit, or of the woman of the hairy hand.
"The Gold Of Fairnilee" by Andrew Lang
My dear Dick Redcap, what say you?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Malone punched the redcap's buttons again, and he and Boyd followed it through the crowded station to the taxi stand.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I couple without more ado; My dear Dick Redcap, what say you?
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
Methinks I can hear Lord Soulis' laugh as Redcap told him this.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
A robot redcap came gliding along.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And it was you that brought the whole of them here to listen to the Scott Redcap Tales at the Feudal Tower!
"Sweethearts at Home" by S. R. Crockett
She was followed by a redcap carrying a lovely little Russia leather bag.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
The Mother Redcap, at Kentish Town, was a house of no small terror to travellers in former times.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs
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