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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REDCAP

Every castle had its tale of Redcap, the sly spirit, or of the woman of the hairy hand.

At last the redcap got disgusted and said, ‘Miss, that thar dorg is plumdum!’

Oh, it's a kind of a sort of a Bogle, but it isn't so cruel as a Redcap!

Malone watched the luggage being stowed away, and followed after the redcap and its escort with mixed feelings.

Malone punched the redcap's buttons again, and he and Boyd followed it through the crowded station to the taxi stand.

Well I went into the railway station and the redcap took the beast and tried to steer him through the crowd.

Redcap is a popular appellation of that class of spirits which haunt old castles.

Redcap was hauling her trawl when without any warning shrapnel burst on board.

She was followed by a redcap carrying a lovely little Russia leather bag.

Fanny, following the wake of a redcap, picked him at once from among the crowd of clock-waiters.

WORD ORIGIN

"porter at a railroad station," 1914, American English, from red (adj.1) + cap (n.). Earlier it was the name of the goldfinch, a type of hen, and a long-toothed spectre in Scottish castles.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REDCAP

porter

nounperson who serves as attendant, caretaker
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