CAP


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cap

n. slang for maximum, as the most interest that can be charged on an "adjustable rate" promissory note.

CAP

abbreviation for COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY.
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"Why do you have to obey the charm of the Golden Cap?" she asked.
But my grandfather pleaded hard, for he knew the Monkeys would drown in the river with their wings tied, and Quelala said a kind word for them also; so that Gayelette finally spared them, on condition that the Winged Monkeys should ever after do three times the bidding of the owner of the Golden Cap. This Cap had been made for a wedding present to Quelala, and it is said to have cost the princess half her kingdom.
"Dodo need not make such a slavery of her mourning; she need not wear that cap any more among her friends."
"Nobody chose the subject; it all came out of Dodo's cap. Mrs.
"With all my heart," said the tailor; and drawing his hand from under his cloak he showed five caps stuck upon the five fingers of it, and said, "there are the caps this good man asks for; and by God and upon my conscience I haven't a scrap of cloth left, and I'll let the work be examined by the inspectors of the trade."
All present laughed at the number of caps and the novelty of the suit; Sancho set himself to think for a moment, and then said, "It seems to me that in this case it is not necessary to deliver long-winded arguments, but only to give off-hand the judgment of an honest man; and so my decision is that the tailor lose the making and the labourer the cloth, and that the caps go to the prisoners in the gaol, and let there be no more about it."
"Mamma, your cap, more to this side," said Natasha.
Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed.
He wore what appeared to be a woolen cap, and, still more alarming, of a most sanguinary red.
"I reckon," he said at last, "I reckon, Cap'n Hawkins, you'll kind of want to get ashore now.
He turned himself sideways to the carriage, and leaned back, with his face thrown up to the sky, and his head hanging down; then recovered himself, fumbled with his cap, and made a bow.
When the professor enters a beer-hall in the evening where students are gathered together, these rise up and take off their caps, and invite the old gentleman to sit with them and partake.