black cap
Laughing Laugh"ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Laughing falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); -- so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh.

{Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen

{Laughing goose} (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted goose.

{Laughing gull}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European gull ({Xema ridibundus}); -- called also {pewit}, {black cap}, {red-legged gull}, and {sea crow}. (b) An American gull ({Larus atricilla}). In summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black.

{Laughing hyena} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See {Hyena}.

{Laughing jackass} (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher ({Dacelo gigas}), of Australia; -- called also {giant kingfisher}, and {gogobera}.

{Laughing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl ({Sceloglaux albifacies}) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • black|cap — «BLAK KAP», noun. 1. U.S. a) a black raspberry occurring wild in many parts of the United States, and also cultivated in several varieties. b) its fruit. 2. any one of various birds that have the top of the head black, such as the European… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black Cap — In English law, the Black Cap was worn by a judge when passing a sentence of death. The death penalty has now been abolished in England and Wales, but the black cap is still part of a judge s regalia, and is still carried into the High Court by… …   Wikipedia

  • black cap — noun : the black cap worn by a British judge when passing sentence of death …   Useful english dictionary

  • black cap — A cap worn by the judge in England when passing a death sentence; a cap or bag pulled down over the head of a convict about to be hanged …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • black cap — /blæk ˈkæp/ (say blak kap) noun a square cap, part of judicial full dress, worn over the wig by judges on certain solemn or state occasions, as on passing sentence of death …   Australian English dictionary

  • black cap — In England, the head dress worn by the judge in pronouncing the sentence of death. It is part of the judicial full dress, and is worn by the judges on occasions of especial state …   Black's law dictionary

  • black cap — In England, the head dress worn by the judge in pronouncing the sentence of death. It is part of the judicial full dress, and is worn by the judges on occasions of especial state …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Black Cap (disambiguation) — Black Cap can mean:*Blackcap, a European songbird of the warbler family. *The Black Cap worn by an English judge when passing the death sentence. *Black Cap (London pub), a notable London gay pub. *Black Cap (mountain) in New Hampshire. *The… …   Wikipedia

  • Black Cap (mountain) — Infobox Mountain Name = Black Cap Photo = Blackcapprofile.jpg Caption = Black Cap as seen from Middle Moat Mountain Elevation =convert|2369|ft|m|0|abbr=on|lk=on Location = Conway, New Hampshire Coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

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