• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Capel kā"pĕl (Mining) A composite stone (quartz, schorl, and hornblende) in the walls of tin and copper lodes.
    • n Capel A horse; a nag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capel A horse.
    • n capel In mining, a wall of a lode: so called by Cornish miners, and chiefly when the country closely adjacent to the lode itself has been more or less altered by those chemical agencies under the influence of which the latter was formed. This alteration usually shows itself in a silicification and hardening of the rock. The capels are sometimes themselves so impregnated with metalliferous particles as to be worth working; in such cases they are usually recognized as forming a part of the lode. If barren of ore, they are considered as belonging to the country. At the Mary Ann wheal (or mine) in Cornwall, and perhaps in other mines, the capel is called the cab; it is there described as consisting of chalcedonic quartz, and is considered as being a part of the lode, although barren of ore. The word is rarely heard outside of Cornwall. In the United States casing takes its place to some extent.
    • n capel The horn joint which connects the two parts of a fiail.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. kapall,; cf. L. caballus,


In literature:

Capell reprinted it in his 'Prolusions' in 1760, and described it as 'thought to be writ by Shakespeare.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
I know the man who calls himself Capel.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
We have also the Norman form Capel, but this may be a nickname from Mid.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
He became a marked man in the circles of Capel Hall and St. Mark's.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
Emmeline Capel has a good mark, too, for knowing her arithmetic lesson so well.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
I used to dine with Colonel Capel when we had business to transact.
"The Dark House" by Georg Manville Fenn
But it was on 'Change that he was truly buried; in Capel Court that his funeral sermon was duly preached.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Le M. dated the day Captain Capel arrived.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I" by Sir John Ross
My lord Capel took the ax, and kissed it, and gave him five pieces of gold.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
Steere, like Evershed, is a name that occurs over and over again in the Registers, both at Ockley and Capel.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker

In poetry:

All the Stags in Capel Court
Saw her lightly trip it;
All the lads of Stock Exchange
Twigg'd her muff and tippet.
"A Doe In The City" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Good CAPEL sent a kind reply,
For CAPEL thought he could descry
An admirable plan
To study all their ways and laws -
(But not their lady-fish, because
He was a married man).
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Behold, on every afternoon
(Save in a gale or strong Monsoon)
(Great morally, though rather short)
Sat at an open weather-port
And aired his shapely legs.
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For though, when CAPTAIN CAPEL sank,
The Mermen drawn in double rank
Gave him a hearty hail,
Yet when secure of CAPTAIN CLEGGS,
They cut off both his lovely legs,
And gave him SUCH a tail!
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
In vain declared the poor old salt,
"It's my misfortune - not my fault,"
With tear and trembling lip -
In vain poor CAPEL begged and begged.
"A man must be completely legged
Who rules a British ship."
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Is Capel's return to Duke part of Krzyzewski's eventual exit strategy.
AMANDA BROWN/THE STAR-LEDGER Alphonse Capell (left) appeared in Somerset County Superior Court with his attorney Robert Gaynor.
TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs will join forces with Jane Seymour Designs to introduce a co-branded line of rugs in the casual segment.
Capel is bringing to High Point Market one of its largest grouping of new introductions of area and accent rugs.
TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs has appointed John Harrison general manager of the company's import division, reporting to Tami Watras, director of merchandising.
Calvin women's soccer defeats Olivet 1-0 behind second half goal from Paige Capel.
'Great Honor': Professorship Named for Capel.
Establishment of the Felton J Capel Distinguished Professorship at Fayetteville State University (FSU) will expand the Capel family's influence into the arts.
Fellow councilor Capell announces his desire to be named mayor.
T hough there is no way that Southern Pines could ever fully repay Felton Capel for all he has meant to it, the renaming of a street for him was a good and appropriate start.
Soft and colorful felt rugs that are handmade and imported from India make up the latest new category for Capel this market.
Vince Capell announced last year he was retiring in May But he's now accepted the city manager's position at Kingsville, Texas.
Plein Air Painting with Lynn Capell.
Capel will debut the stylish, yet comfortable Ombre Collection this winter.
It would be easy for Harrisburg senior Capel Henshaw to coast through the football season.

In science:

Let’s consider the Blume-Capel model now on a general heterogeneous graphs.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
Figure 3.4: Phase diagram (δ, τ ) of the Blume-Capel model within the CurieWeiss approximation.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
In this chapter I showed how an inverse phase transition can emerge spontaneously in the Blume-Capel without recurring to an higher degeneracy of the interacting state. I showed a mechanism that trigger this phenomenon, based on the freezing of sparse subgraphs.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
The study of the model on a general random graph with degree distribution P (k) follows the same lines of the Blume-Capel model.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
It was shown in and that the Blume-Capel model and a model with infinite-range and short-range interactions exhibit ensemble inequivalence in the region of their phase diagram where first-order transitions occur.
Ensemble Inequivalence in the Ferromagnetic p-spin Model in Random Fields