|A soldier armed cap-à-pie. And with a helmet like that he's probably French.|
Adverb. Archaic. Early 16th century.
[Old French cap a pie [modern de pied en cap]
From head to foot, fully (armed, ready, etc.).
Although it's written like someone's about to do a drive-by on a steak and kidney, I rather like cap-à-pie. Its actual pronunciation (cap-uh-pee) is a tad disappointing if you don't French it up a bit, but it still sounds a lot better than the English 'from head to toe' and even the modern French 'de pied en cap'.
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