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 Cap.Cap Verses (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cap (the verb).
 
I cap to that, i.e. assent to it. The allusion is to a custom observed in France amongst the judges in deliberation. Those who assent to the opinion stated by any of the bench signify it by lifting their toque from their heads.   1
   To cap. To excel.   2
        “Well, that caps the globe.”—C. Brontë: Jans Eyre.
 


 Cap.Cap Verses (To). 

 
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