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A tall iced drink made with liquor, such as gin, carbonated water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice.

[Probably from the name Collins.]


(Brewing) a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
[C20: probably after the proper name Collins]


1. (Biography) Michael. 1890–1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
2. (Biography) (William) Wilkie. 1824–89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
3. (Biography) William. 1721–59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism


(ˈkɒl ɪnz)

(often cap.) a tall drink made with gin or other spirits, lemon or lime juice, sugar, and soda water.
[1940–45; after the proper name Collins]


(ˈkɒl ɪnz)

1. Michael, 1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
2. William, 1721–59, English poet.
3. (William) Wilkie, 1824–89, English novelist.
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Noun1.collins - English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)Collins - English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
2.collins - tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juicecollins - tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
highball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
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He come in a canoe, along with Tim Collins and a boy.
COLLINS, whose judgment in this instance entirely coincided with my own.
It was not with me then, as it was in later life, when I fell into the society of the Passions, and compared them with Collins and Wopsle, rather to the disadvantage of both gentlemen.
Collins, who, when I am dead, may turn you all out of this house as soon as he pleases.
Collins was punctual to his time, and was received with great politeness by the whole family.
Poor, wayward-hearted Collins leaned his head upon their crazy tables; priggish Benjamin Franklin; Savage, the wrong-headed, much troubled when he could afford any softer bed than a doorstep; young Bloomfield, "Bobby" Burns, Hogarth, Watts the engineer--the roll is endless.
No more did he know that he had gone from half-way-through grammar school directly into the industrial reform school; nor that, after serving two years, he had been paroled out by Harris Collins, who made a living, and an excellent one, by training animals for the stage.
Quick as Michael was, slashing South Sea niggers by virtue of his quickness and cleverness, he could not touch his teeth to the flesh of this man, who had been trained for six years with animals by Harris Collins.
This was the training he had received from Harris Collins, who, withal he was a sentimental and doting husband and father, was the arch-devil when it came to animals other than human ones, and who reigned in an animal hell which he had created and made lucrative.
Andy Collins found his future in a box of old letters.
Ari Parnes, managing director of Collins Group LLC, announced the Group's acquisition of Weatherly Apartments, a 224-unit community in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Gary Collins, owner and operator of Garden City Healthcare Center (GCHC)in Modesto, Calif.

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