black cap


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black cap

formerly the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence.
References in classic literature ?
He put his black cap on again as he had taken it off, and resumed his own seat.
He was the first to paint a black cap on Charles X.
Look at your boat, sir; you in the red and black caps.
said Lord Lundie suddenly in a voice that made me think of Black Caps.
I do not reject it altogether," said Athos; "but I wish to remind Aramis that he cannot quit the camp, and that nobody but one of ourselves is trustworthy; that two hours after the messenger has set out, all the Capuchins, all the police, all the black caps of the cardinal, will know your letter by heart, and you and your clever person will be arrested.
He was wearing a plain black cap and a black hooded coat.
Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland and son of George II, registered his horses to run in purple silks with a black cap.
He was wearing a black cap, a tight fitting, waist-length black jacket, with collar and zipped up.
Go to her regular Sunday gig at London's Black Cap (171 Camden High St.
Kitna wore a black cap with a simple, white embroidered cross--a symbol of the Pro Bowl quarterback's devotion to Jesus.
nz, the former Black Cap was also struck on the finger when batting, an injury that was then aggravated later in the game while fielding in the slips.
In the ice cream robberies, the suspect also wore a black cap, bought a soda and then showed the gun in his waistband to the clerk and demanded cash, officials said.