The Cape


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the Cape of Good Hope, in the general sense of the southern extremity of Africa. Also used of Cape Horn, and, in New England, of Cape Cod.

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The members of the Cape Pleasant Club were easygoing refugees from other and more exacting clubs, men who pottered rather than raced round the links; men, in short, who had grown tired of having to stop their game and stand aside in order to allow perspiring experts to whiz past them.
He might have carried him round by the way of the Cape of Good Hope.
It was very tiring and slow work, yet I did visibly gain ground; and as we drew near the Cape of the Woods, though I saw I must infallibly miss that point, I had still made some hundred yards of easting.
The capador stepped to the side, with a twirl of the cape eluding the bull and spreading the cape on his own shoulders.
She got up to rouse herself, and slipped off her plaid and the cape of her warm dress.
Several of the natives appeared on the beach and made signs to them to row round the cape, but they thought it most prudent to return to the ship.
Owen, nearest to the Cape Anteater, but in some other respects it approaches to the armadilloes.
My design in this was to make the river Gambia or Senegal, that is to say anywhere about the Cape de Verde, where I was in hopes to meet with some European ship; and if I did not, I knew not what course I had to take, but to seek for the islands, or perish there among the negroes.
Livingstone, in multiplying his fearless explorations from the Cape of Good Hope to the basin of the Zambesi; Captains Burton and Speke, in the discovery of the great interior lakes, have opened three highways to modern civilization.
On the mountains of Abyssinia, several European forms and some few representatives of the peculiar flora of the Cape of Good Hope occur.
We sailed with a fair wind to the Cape of Good Hope, where we staid only to take in fresh water.
The beginning of this voyage was very prosperous: we were neither annoyed with the diseases of the climate nor distressed with bad weather, till we doubled the Cape of Good Hope, which was about the end of May.