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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLLAR

The knight wears the collar of SS, and his arms are on his surcoat.

He ran his finger around his collar—an old gesture; but the collar was very loose.

His collar was low for the mode, his gloveless hands were red.

Martin was thankful when he felt the collar buttons in their holes.

He tugged at his collar as if to breathe the easier, cleared his throat and began again.

He wore no collar nor any coat; nor did he bring one with him, so the Warden said.

I caught him by the collar, too; and had to drag him in very much in the way I had done with Lewis.

"I beg the fauvour of your name, sir," said the stranger, adjusting his collar.

It was wonderful what a difference that collar made; he didn't look like the same boy.

He ties his necktie and pulls down his coat and brushes off the collar.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "neck armor, gorget," from Old French coler "neck, collar" (12c., Modern French collier), from Latin collare "necklace, band or chain for the neck," from collum "the neck," from PIE *kwol-o- "neck" (cf. Old Norse and Middle Dutch hals "neck"), literally "that on which the head turns," from root *kwel- "move round, turn about" (see cycle (n.)). Late 14c. as "border at the neck of a garment."

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