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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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THE President yesterday paid tribute to Michael Collins, describing him as an "outstanding, richly talented and deeply committed republican".
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Ryle Dwyer presents this third volume in his trilogy on the life of Irish revolutionary and diplomat Michael Collins.
com)-- Oxford-trained historian and international humanities instructor Michael Collins will soon release The American Panorama: A Comprehensive Guide to the Culture of the United States, published by Outskirts Press.
Michael Collins, chancellor of UMass Medical School, was keynote speaker.
The Apollo 11 crewmen, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, were set to give their message to president Barack Obama at the White House yesterday - the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing.
Alongside senior partner Michael Ward and solicitor Emma Lessard, the firm recently added pensions experts Michael Collins and Mario Conti as partners in the pensions team.
Colin Threadgill, 45, of Belle Vue Road, Middlesbrough, Michael Collins, 47, of Highland Road, Hartlepool and Peter Morrison, 47, of Marden Terrace, Cullercoats, plus a fourth man, who cannot be named, all deny conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to blackmail.
Michael Collins, 45, of Highland Road, Hartlepool, Peter Morrison, 44, of Marden Terrace, Cullercoats, North Tyneside, Colin Threadgill, 46, of Belle Vue Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough and a fourth man, who cannot be named, deny conspiracy to kidnap Tony Pattison with others unknown between February 1 and March 10, 2004.