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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.

  • I was just down watching her—she's asleep in cap'n Sinnett's bunk.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Around one o'clock cap'n Mike returned to Spindrift and reported a friendly conversation with the houseboaters.

  • The cap'n sent me down to see if everything was all right on this side.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • "cap'n Bill got 'round lively 'nough once, when he had two meat legs," she said.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • Anyway, you done all you could, cap'n Jack, and nobody can't do no more.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • cap'n Aaron Sproul arrived at the town office next morning in a frame of mind distinctly unamiable.

  • "Aunt Elkins might think she could make a home with us," said the cap'n, pondering.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • Now, I should think, cap'n, that Miss Eustacia had about as much in her head that comes from books as anybody about here?

  • "He's done tuck the trail, cap'n," called back one of the men.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy

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