American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small portion of food or a slice, especially of meat.
- n. A roll of fat flesh.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slice or lump of flesh; a piece of meat.
- n. Figuratively A slice or piece of anything; anything in the shape of a collop.
- n. A rounded fold of flesh, as on some very fat animals.
- n. Northern England A slice of meat.
- n. A roll or fold of flesh on the body.
- n. A small piece, portion, or slice of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small slice of meat; a piece of flesh.
- n. A part or piece of anything; a portion.
- Scandinavian kallops stewed meat (Wiktionary)
- Middle English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Wherever grass grows there will a Kerry calf or "collop" be found.”
“But I never counted upon being beaten so thoroughly as I was; for knowing me now to be off my guard, the young hussy stopped at the farmyard gate, as if with a brier entangling her, and while I was stooping to take it away, she looked me full in the face by the moonlight, and jerked out quite suddenly, — ‘Can your love do a collop, John?’”
“But now you go into the parlour, dear, while I do your collop.”
“This was true enough; and seeing no chance of anything more than cross questions and crooked purposes, at which a girl was sure to beat me, I even allowed her to lead me home, with the thoughts of the collop uppermost.”
“Who can do him a red deer collop, except Sally herself, as I can?”
“The pie only served to sharpen his appetite, and I heard him sharpening his knife and saying he must have a collop or two, for he was not near satisfied.”
“Inside the stable, others more fortunate stood in stalls, but they were such horses as will snap at you when you pass by them, and Inman turned and watched as a claybank mare bit a collop of flesh as big as a walnut out of the upper arm of one of the old market-bound men passing through the hall on the way to his room.”
“A piece of collop in a frying-pan left on the table, and dirty crockery in the sink.”
“An 'if the pope himself said grace, I'd sooner starve than ate a collop of the crater.”
“He knew him when he began with a _collop_ of sheep as his property in the world.”
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