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John Capon (c. 1502—1557) bishop of Salisbury

William Capon (1757—1827) scene-painter, architectural draughtsman, and architect

William Capon (c. 1480—1550) college head


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A castrated cockerel (male chicken), which has a faster rate of growth, and more tender flesh, than the cockerel. Surgery has generally been replaced by chemical caponization, the implantation of pellets of oestrogen.

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