Eton collar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Eton collar broad white collar worn over the lapels of a jacket
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Usage

In literature:

A boy in Eton jacket and wide collar, careless, pale, and agitated.
"The Man" by Bram Stoker
All the little boys in the Upper Third and Lower Fourth turned their necks in their Eton collars and watched.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
We all wished to be invisible in our uniformity; a mere pattern of Eton collars and coats.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
I saw him in his little Eton jacket and broad turned-down collar, his sweet young face fresh as the morning.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
Gordon murmured "Thank you," and two or three Eton collars moved aside to give him room.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
At the door a small boy in an Eton jacket and collar solemnly salutes with a shiny topper.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
You were a little shaver in an Eton-jacket and round collar.
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
She was in a short tailored suit, Eton collar, Alpine hat and feather.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
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