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[kap-m] /ˈkæp m/
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  • cap'n Mike emerged from the shack waving what seemed to be a shirt.

  • "cap'n Obed is the most hospital soul livin'," she said, grandly.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Around one o'clock cap'n Mike returned to Spindrift and reported a friendly conversation with the houseboaters.

  • The cap'n tells me that east Wellmouth needs a good summer boardin'-house.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "cap'n Bill got 'round lively 'nough once, when he had two meat legs," she said.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • And on the seventeenth of May the repairs on the "cap'n Abner place" were completed.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • cap'n Aaron Sproul arrived at the town office next morning in a frame of mind distinctly unamiable.

  • So was his dad afore him, the cap'n Cy that built the house.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Now, I should think, cap'n, that Miss Eustacia had about as much in her head that comes from books as anybody about here?

  • For a green hand the cap'n was leavin' a pretty straight wake.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln

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