Enlivened by his brightening prospects, he began to caper
about the kitchen like a hobgoblin, with the queerest antics of his lean limbs, and gesticulations of his starved features.
At last, the Minotaur made a run at Theseus, grazed his left side with his horn, and flung him down; and thinking that he had stabbed him to the heart, he cut a great caper
in the air, opened his bull mouth from ear to ear, and prepared to snap his head off.
Did he caper
for joy, when you remembered the profligacy of his only son?
Everything being then arranged, the servant who stood at the horse's head was bid in an important voice "to let him go," and off they went in the quietest manner imaginable, without a plunge or a caper
, or anything like one.
There was something wrong about it, and he resolved not to caper
about and play the fool.
The ponies caper
and kick, in unrestrained enjoyment of their freedom; and sometimes follow, sometimes precede us, as the humor of the moment inclines them.
The best are Lapsing Souchong, Assam Pekoe, rare Ankoe, Flowery Pekoe, Howqua's mixture, Scented Caper
, Padral tea, black Congou, and green Twankey.
I knew every bit of him, every trick, every caper
, and I would have staked my life that it was impossible for him to do a thing like this.
The greengrocer and his wife then arranged upon the table a boiled leg of mutton, hot, with caper
sauce, turnips, and potatoes.
Returning to the proceedings of him of the Rueful Countenance when he found himself alone, the history says that when Don Quixote had completed the performance of the somersaults or capers
, naked from the waist down and clothed from the waist up, and saw that Sancho had gone off without waiting to see any more crazy feats, he climbed up to the top of a high rock, and there set himself to consider what he had several times before considered without ever coming to any conclusion on the point, namely whether it would be better and more to his purpose to imitate the outrageous madness of Roland, or the melancholy madness of Amadis; and communing with himself he said:
The Bishop being shorter must perforce accompany them in their gyrations; while the whole company sat and rolled about over the ground, and roared to see my lord of Hereford's queer capers
Black mail I suppose; an honest man paying through the nose for some of the capers
of his youth.