black cap


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black cap

formerly the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence.
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He put his black cap on again as he had taken it off, and resumed his own seat.
I saw the hard ghastly face behind the window soften, and light up with gratified pride--I saw the head with the grim black cap bend ceremoniously in return.
He was the first to paint a black cap on Charles X.'s head on the five- franc coins.
"Look at your boat, sir; you in the red and black caps. It's your two corpses that will get taken in that photo, if you ain't quick."
"Fils de Saint Louis, montez au ciel!" said Lord Lundie suddenly in a voice that made me think of Black Caps. I do not know what the monkey thought, because at that instant he leaped off the organ and disappeared.
"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."
The popular 3ml glass dramming bottle with cap and attached spatula, offered in clear with a black cap (part 74239) or white cap (part 74240), is now available in amber (part 74248).
The first man is described as white, wearing a black cap, blue jacket and black tracksuit bottoms with red stripes down the sides.
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. The Duke of Cumberland, who bred Eclipse, later changed his colours to purple waistcoat and 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.) starting July 3, or see her at Scotland s Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.