(Cap"no*man`cy) n. [Gr. smoke + mancy: cf. F. capnomancie.] Divination by means of the ascent or motion of smoke.

(Cap"no*mor) n. [Gr. smoke + equiv. to part.] (Chem.) A limpid, colorless oil with a peculiar odor, obtained from beech tar. Watts.

(||Ca*poc") n. [Malay kapoq.] A sort of cotton so short and fine that it can not be spun, used in the East Indies to line palanquins, to make mattresses, etc.

(Ca*poch") n.; pl. Capoches [Cf. Sp. capucho, It. cappucio, F. Capuce, capuchon, LL. caputium, fr. capa cloak. See Cap.] A hood; especially, the hood attached to the gown of a monk.

(Ca*poch"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capoched ] To cover with, or as with, a hood; hence, to hoodwink or blind. Hudibras.

(Ca"pon) (ka"p'n or ka"pun; 277), n. [OE. capon, chapoun, AS. capun L. capo, fr. Gr. ka`pwn akin to ko`ptein to cut, OSlav. skopiti to castrate. Cf. Comma.] A castrated cock, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded to improve his flesh for the table. Shak.

The merry thought of a capon.
W. Irving.

(Ca"pon), v. t. To castrate; to make a capon of.

(Ca"pon*et) n. A young capon. [R.] Chapman.

(Cap`o*niere") n. [F. caponnière, fr. Sp. caponera, orig., a cage for fattening capons, hence, a place of refuge; cf. It. capponiera. See Capon.] (Fort.) A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.

(Ca"pon*ize) v. t. To castrate, as a fowl.

(Ca*pot") n. [F.] A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points. Hoyle.

(Ca*pot"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capotted.] To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.

(Ca*pote") n. [Sp. capote fr. LL. capa cape, cloak. See Cap.] A long cloak or overcoat, especially one with a hood.

(Ca*pouch") n. & v. t. Same as Capoch.

(Cap"pa*dine) n. A floss or waste obtained from the cocoon after the silk has been reeled off, used for shag.

(Cap"pa`per) See cap, n., also Paper, n.

(Cap"peak`) n. The front piece of a cap; — now more commonly called visor.

(||Cap*pel"la) n. See A cappella.

(Cap"per) n.

1. One whose business is to make or sell caps.

2. A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers. [Slang, U. S.]

3. An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge.

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