cap-a-pie


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cap-a-pie

(ˌkæpəˈpiː)
adv
(dressed, armed, etc) from head to foot
[C16: from Old French]

cap-a-pie

or cap-à-pie

(ˌkæp əˈpi)

adv.
from head to foot.
[1515–25; < Middle French de cap a pe < Old Provençal < Latin dē capite ad pedem]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cap-a-pie - at all points from head to foot; "he was armed cap-a-pie"
References in classic literature ?
I could find nothing to say to my pocket-book, before Nicolete, armed cap-a-pie with stick and knapsack, appeared at the door of her chalet.
When these sounds had ceased, the heralds withdrew from the lists in gay and glittering procession, and none remained within them save the marshals of the field, who, armed cap-a-pie, sat on horseback, motionless as statues, at the opposite ends of the lists.
Finally the captains came, armored cap-a-pie, and with them some semblance of order and quiet out of chaos and bedlam.
The innovative idea to put on a production was borne out of an on-going collaboration between researchers and North East theatre company Cap-A-Pie.