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

[Middle English.]


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


(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 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.
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.
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.
With the Collop Walk offering views across the resort of Lower Lough Erne, Castle Hume Lough and the Fermanagh Lakelands on your doorstep, there's plenty of options for an after dinner stroll.
Particle-based approach with empirically evaluated elastic normal interaction and the tangential spring-dashpot interaction was considered in models by Collop et al.
MELTHAM newsagent Mrs Annie Woodhead is pictured keeping up the village tradition of giving out sweets to local children for Collop Monday.
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They are then sandwiched together with ground lean meat and suet and herbs spread between each collop.
Alex Polizzi: The Fixer (BBC2, 8pm) Kettley's furniture store in Yeadon, West Yorkshire has been run by the Butler and Collop families for 32 years.
Secretary David Collop explained: "We've had problems for a couple of weeks but just cannot get the cherry picker on the pitch because it has been so wet, so the sensible thing is to kick-off at 2pm.