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Capʹtious

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Fallacious, deceitful; now it means ill-tempered, carping. (Latin, captioʹsus.)

“I know I love in vain, strive against hope;

Yet in this captious and intenible sieve

I still pour in the waters of my love.”


Shakespeare: All’s Well that Ends Well, i. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Capitulars
Capon
Capon (A)
Capon (A)
Capricorn
Captain
Captain Cauf’s Tail
Captain Copperthorne’s Crew
Captain Podd
Captain Stiff
Captious
Capua
Capuohin
Capulet
Caput Mortuum
Caqueux
Carabas
Caracalla [long-mantle]
Caracci (pron. Kar-rah-che)
Carack
Caradoc