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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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CAIP, Cape, n.2, v. [kep]

I. n. 1. Sc. forms of Eng. cap, a covering for the head. Known to Bnff.2, Abd., Ags. and Fif. correspondents (1938). Cf. Kep, n.1 Fif. 1825 P. R. S. Lang (ed.) Duncan Dewar (1926) 33:
To a White Cotton Night Cape . . . 0. 1. 0.
Knr. 1891 “H. Haliburton” Ochil Idylls 149:
But had that limmer ha'en the power — We ken what bizz'd in he's caip!

2. Appar. a lid or cover for a cup or drinking vessel.Sc. 1724 W. Macfarlane Geog. Coll. (S.H.S.) I. 81: 
A large silver cup holding a Scots pint and two gills of fine engraven and carved work and cape.

II. v. To cover as with a cap.Abd. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XVI. 383: 
This is preferable to threshing, especially if the mallets be hooped or caped with iron.

[O.Sc. has cape, 1606, and caipe (D.O.S.T.).]

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