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cut capers

Also, cut a caper. Frolic or romp, as in The children cut capers in the pile of raked leaves. The noun caper comes from the Latin for "goat," and the allusion is to act in the manner of a young goat clumsily frolicking about. The expression was first recorded in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1:3): "Faith, I can cut a caper."
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caper

(ˈkepɚ)
1. n. any stunt or event; a trick or a scam. That little caper the kids did with the statue from the town square was a dandy.
2. n. a criminal job: theft, kidnapping, blackmail, etc. (Underworld.) The black and whites pulled up right in the middle of the caper.
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Many valuable lessons have been learned in developing Critter Capers, and our successes and failures detailed here may help you when developing an event series for your site.
In Greek popular medicine, a herbal tea made of caper root and young shoots is considered to be beneficial against rheumatism.
Like all plants, you wonder who on earth first discovered the method -- and how many deaths there were before someone found that capers could be eaten but ricin-producing castor beans, which also grow wild on the hillside above, kill you.
Five fillies from the Nell Gwyn, including runner-up Cape Columbine, take her on again, but Karen's Caper can come out on top once again.
Caper snorted and rolled his eyes when the waves broke over his knees.
The robbery itself, usually the showcase scene of caper films, is treated more like an anticlimactic afterthought.
I agreed that this was a shame as the sharp, salty taste of capers is very pleasant and compliments any number of dishes.
Karen's Caper boasts some black-type milers among her close relatives and throughout her extended family.
JOHN GOSDEN, who won the 1,000 Guineas five years ago with Lahan, can repeat the performance at Newmarket this afternoon with Karen's Caper.
KAREN'S CAPER can make history as the first horse to have run on the all-weather in Britain to win a Classic by lifting the UlimatePoker.
One hundred years ago Edwin Porter shot The Great Train Robbery, and ever since caper films have been runaway hits.
Sea Scallops with a Nutmeg, Caper, and Raisin Emulsion (Serves 6)
Agrucapers SA is the largest producer of capers and caper products in the world, and Wessex Foodbrokers Ltd has been working alongside the company and its Delicias range for six years.
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Marinated lamb steaks with mint and yoghurt dressing Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2tbsp clear honey 2tbsp balsamic vinegar Grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon 1tbsp olive oil 2tsp Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients caper paste 20g pack fresh mint, finely chopped 1 pack 4 hand trimmed lamb leg steaks (approx 350g in total) 6tbsp natural yoghurt Method Place the garlic, honey, vinegar, lemon zest and juice in a shallow non-metallic bowl with the oil and caper paste, and whisk together using a fork.