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He went all over me, taking up a collection, and did first-rate.

I am hoping that some readers will look on this collection primarily as a book of poems.

Not improbably, the public may yet be gratified with this collection.

A collection of German stories emitted a scent of brimstone.

"Still, I added to the collection to-day," pursued Miss Whitmore, calmly.

If the worst happen, I lose only a few instead of all my collection.'

We have one collection of poems in which he speaks in his own person and of himself.

She has made a specialty of Angoras, and her collection is famous.

There are four loving cups in the Admiral Schley collection.

I have a collection of postage stamps and a number of duplicates.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of collecting," from Old French collection (14c.), from Latin collectionem (nominative collectio) "a gathering together," noun of action from colligere (see collect). Especially of money gathered for religious or charitable purposes from 1530s. Meaning "a group of objects viewed as a whole" is from c.1400.

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