An irregular line left from smearing or motion.
Mr. Pratt's Patients
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where the shoal showed.}}
A continuous series of like events.
The color of the powder of a mineral. So called, because a simple field test for a mineral is to streak it against unglazed white porcelain.
A moth of the family Geometridae .
A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one.
(shipbuilding) A strake.
A rung or round of a ladder.
* streak of good luck
To have or obtain streaks.
(slang) To run naked in public.
- If you clean a window in direct sunlight, it will streak.
To create streaks.
- It was a pleasant game until some guy went streaking across the field.
To move very swiftly.
(obsolete, UK, Scotland) To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
- You will streak a window by cleaning it in direct sunlight.
* losing streak
* winning streak
* talk a blue streak
Anything that encircles the neck.
#The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
#*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar .
The Mirror and the Lamp
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, and red neckbands.}}
#A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
#A chain worn around the neck.
#A similar detachable item.
#A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
#A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
#A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
A piece of meat from the neck of an animal.
(lb) Any encircling device or structure.
#(lb) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
#(lb) A ring or cincture.
#(lb) A collar beam.
#(lb) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
(lb) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
(lb) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
(lb) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
* bottle collar
* change collars
* choke collar
* collar stud
* collared lizard
* dog collar
* equity collar
* Eton collar
* feel someone's collar
* flea collar
* floatation collar
* head collar
* hot under the collar
* interest rate collar
* mandarin collar
* Peter Pan collar
* rain collar
* Roman collar
* sailor collar
* shawl collar
* storm collar
* Vandyke collar
* white-collar crime
* wing collar
To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
To place a collar on, to fit with one.
To seize, capture or detain.
To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
(law enforcement) To arrest.
(figuratively) To bind in conversation.
- Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
(BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
- I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.