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1. A small portion of food or a slice, especially of meat.
2. A roll of fat flesh.

[Middle English.]
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1. (Cookery) a slice of meat
2. a small piece of anything
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish kalops meat stew]
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(ˈkɒl əp)

1. a small slice or piece, esp. of meat.
2. a fold of flesh.
[1350–1400; Middle English]
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Two of the company, who were dressed in the weather-stained green doublet of foresters, lifted the big pot off the fire, and a third, with a huge pewter ladle, served out a portion of steaming collops to each guest.
All this was novel and strange to the cloister-bred youth; but most interesting of all was the motley circle of guests who sat eating their collops round the blaze.
Alan was in excellent good spirits, much refreshed by his sleep, very hungry, and looking pleasantly forward to a dram and a dish of hot collops, of which, it seems, the messenger had brought him word.
the collops are no' that bad!" He took off another cover, and shook his head in solemn doubt.
Two candles are placed on a table, white bread and baked pasties are displayed by the light, besides choice of venison, both salt and fresh, from which they select collops. ``I might have eaten my bread dry,'' said the King, ``had I not pressed thee on the score of archery, but now have I dined like a prince if we had but drink enow.''
At one, a bell rings, and the stewardess comes down with a steaming dish of baked potatoes, and another of roasted apples; and plates of pig's face, cold ham, salt beef; or perhaps a smoking mess of rare hot collops. We fall to upon these dainties; eat as much as we can (we have great appetites now); and are as long as possible about it.
Epigrammes d'Agneau are a classic of haute cuisine; tender strips or collops (another great word!) of pre-cooked lamb, rolled in seasoned breadcrumbs and fried until crisp.
1 Coccinellidae Coleomegilla maculata De Geer 13 Cycloneda sanguinea (L.) 0 Melyridae Collops nigriceps Say 8 Mordellidae Glipostenoda sp.
Place the monkfish collops in a bowl and pour the marinade over them.
Selection of late-season salad leaves and flowers Slice the monkfish into collops and dust with the ground coffee.
Plut and Rykov pitched into the victuals with such gusto that within half an hour they had dispatched two-dozen collops and half-drained a prodigious bowl of punch.