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Caper, subst., 1) a leap, a spring, in dancing or mirth: “we that are true lovers run into strange --s,” As II, 4, 55. “I can cut a c.” Tw. I, 3, 129. “he offered to cut a c. at the proclamation,” Per. IV, 2, 116.
2) the unexpanded flower of the caper-bush, used for pickling: “I can cut a c. And I can cut the mutton to 't,” Tw. I, 3, 129 (quibble).
3) name in Meas. IV, 3, 10.
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