cap off

Definitions

  • "The pigtail came off with the skull-cap."
    "The pigtail came off with the skull-cap."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cap off finish or complete, as with some decisive action "he capped off the meeting with a radical proposal"
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Usage

In literature:

He could scarcely refrain from snatching off his own tasselled Turkish cap and pitching it in the air.
"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett
He sighed, and then took off his cap.
"By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
With one accord come off their Glengarry bonnets, smoking caps, and Christie stiffs, and a row of brown hands is extended to greet us.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
He stared at it, and then at my face again, and I took off my cap to him with a bow.
"A Prince of Cornwall" by Charles W. Whistler
As there was a water-hole some twenty yards off, I took the doctor's fur cap, and filling it with water, returned to the stag.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
They feed me and take off their caps to me, so it seems they have not the intelligence and honesty to do otherwise.
"The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
A steed was soon saddled, and off Dick rode, wrapped in his overcoat and with an old fur cap pulled well down over his ears.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield
His drum he took off, his jacket he put beneath his head, and his cap over his face, and off he went to sleep.
"Weird Tales from Northern Seas" by Jonas Lie
See when the kettle boils, the young man jumps up, whips the cap off his head, and uses it for a kettle-holder.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Both had dark faces set off by cloth caps, which were drawn down aslant over their brows.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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In poetry:

But when shoo were liggin' i' t' gutter,
Wi' a milit'rist mob at her throit,
"Hands off her!" I cried, "shoo's my mother:"
An' I doffed my cap an' my coit.
"The New Englishman" by F W Moorman
They carried her upon a board
In the cloaths in which she died;
I saw the cap blow off her head,
Her face was of a dark dark red
Her eyes were starting wide:
"The Cross Roads" by Robert Southey
Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
"In The Mountains On A Summer Day" by Arthur Waley
You see me as always, my hand on the lock,
The cap on the nipple, the hammer full cock;
It is rusty, some tell me; I heed not the scoff;
It is battered and bruised, but it always goes off!
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And I took off my cap by the dingy wharf-side
To the grace and the glory, the strength and the pride,
That all were her portion who once had the name
In a day that's gone by, of a clipper of fame.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith
And when the funeral car appeared there was a general hush,
And the spectators in their anxiety to see began to crush;
And when they saw the funeral car by the Emperor's charger led,
Every hat and cap was lifted reverently from off each head.
"The Funeral of the German Emperor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Phillies ace Roy Halladay capped off a day of bass fishing on Clear Lake with a return trip to Ceàgo winery.
To cap off an extended stay in New Zealand with her family, Miranda Kerr gives Wellington a whirl in fall's white shirts and strappy flats.
Notre Dame will take the field in Miami to try to cap off a remarkable season with a national championship.
Zach Britton shows off the the new Orioles cap.
Cap off a zoo visit with a stroll through Melbourne 's Eau Gallie Arts District.
Defending Serie A champion Juventus will be looking to cap off an impressive week with a victory over a resurgent AC Milan on Sunday.
Mitt Romney capped off the week in which he made the anti-climactic announcement that he is, in fact, running for president with a statement that has drawn considerably more attention: He thinks the planet is actually warming.
Frank Rosenthal shows off his 109th Regiment cap, with his POW badge and three combat stars for service in the Normandy , Northern France and Rhineland battles.
The best way I can cap off my experience at the Inner IDEA conference this year is to express the journey to wholeness with a mini odyssey through the chakras.
Some notes and observations from Maryland's 45-38 loss to North Carolina, which ended the Terps' season at 4-8, capping off a six-game losing streak.
Sand-cast and glazed in the traditional Japanese style of Nambu Tekki, the iron figurine will easily pop the cap off of the beverage of your choice and look stately on the kitchen counter when not in use.
Well, there are plenty of ways to get that bottle cap off using some pretty plain items.
From warp speed to time warp: a mother and daughter cap off a Tokyo spree with a night at a Japanese spa.
Is Quaker Killing Off Cap'n Crunch.
Earlier this week, I reported that it looked like Cap'n Crunch was getting killed off.
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In science:

As in the well-known examples [122–125] of confining gauge theories, we expect the massive deformation caps off the IR region z > zI R .
Holographic Entanglement Entropy: An Overview
Pushing into B 4 from left to right: The disks Di2 and Dj extend to the right-most picture where they are completed by capping off the unlink.
Geometric Filtrations of Classical Link Concordance
H1 (MK ; Z) is generated by a meridian of the knot, and H2 (MK ; Z) is generated by a Seifert surface for K capped off with a disc in D2 × S 1 .
A Second Order Algebraic Knot Concordance Group
Hence any 2–component link, with each component unknotted, obtained by capping off (B 3 , t) with a trivial tangle, would be a Hopf link.
Small surfaces and Dehn filling
We need to see that if π1 (M /S ) is trivial after cutting along an annulus or capping off, then it is trivial before making these changes.
On the Andrews-Curtis conjecture and algorithms from topology
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