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 Cap in Hand.Cap of Liberty. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cap of Fools (The).
 
The chief or foremost fool; one that exceeds all others in folly.   1
       
“Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.”
       
Shakespeare: Timon of Athens, iv. 3.
 


 Cap in Hand.Cap of Liberty. 

 
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