cap-a-pe, cap-a-pie (adv.) Old form(s): Cap a Pe
[pron: kapa'pay] from head to foot, from top to toe
Ham I.ii.200[Horatio to Hamlet, of the Ghost] a figure like your father, / Armed at point exactly, cap-a-pe [reading of F Cap a Pe; Q1, Q2 Capapea]
WT IV.iv.731[Autolycus to Shepherd] I am courtier cap-a-pie
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