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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adverb: From head to foot.
ETYMOLOGY:From Middle French de cap a pé (from head to foot). Interestingly, in Modern French the order of head and foot has reversed in this term: de pied en cap.
USAGE:"The guest curator is Dr David Starkey. He explains the first exhibit -- the Earl of Pembroke on a charger, both man and horse cap-a-pie in full armour."
Guy Liardet; Flesh and Blood of a Virgin Queen; The Times (London, UK); May 1, 2003.
See more usage examples of cap-a-pie in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. -William Styron, novelist (1925-2006)
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