NIGHTCAP


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
AcronymDefinition
NIGHTCAPNight Combat Air Patrol
References in classic literature ?
Pickwick to himself, smiling till he almost cracked the nightcap strings--'it is the best idea, my losing myself in this place, and wandering about these staircases, that I ever heard of.
Keeping the curtains carefully closed with his hand, so that nothing more of him could be seen than his face and nightcap, and putting on his spectacles, he mustered up courage and looked out.
Giles popped out his nightcap again, preparatory to making some reply, when he was suddenly pulled back by a young gentleman who occupied the other corner of the chaise, and who eagerly demanded what was the news.
Giles, with the white nightcap on, had been sitting on the steps of the chaise, supporting an elbow on each knee, and wiping his eyes with a blue cotton pocket-handkerchief dotted with white spots.
Then he just stuffed it into his pocket calmly and went on with the service, and the long strings of the nightcap hung down out of his pocket all the time.
After the regiment's departure she betook herself to this volume for meditation; perhaps she did not understand much of what she was reading, and her thoughts were elsewhere: but the sleep project, with poor Mick's nightcap there on the pillow, was quite a vain one.
We were just getting on our nightcaps to sit up,--me and mistress.
A narrow winding street, full of offence and stench, with other narrow winding streets diverging, all peopled by rags and nightcaps, and all smelling of rags and nightcaps, and all visible things with a brooding look upon them that looked ill.
said the man in the nightcap, stepping in to light his candle.
and t'other chap, and a long white cotton nightshirt and a ruffled nightcap to match.
He was a brown-faced sun-burnt man, and appeared browner and more sun-burnt from having a white nightcap on.
White, in his nightcap, put his head out and said, "What do you want?