Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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COLLAR

Construct: Verb
Definition: To capture, to take possession of, to seize, to appropriate.
Use: 'There's no shaking them off 'til they've collared a good portion.'
'There's no shaking them off 'til they've appropriated a good portion.' (Murphy)
Derivation: English 'to seize' from Old French 'Colier' and Latin 'Collars'. (Concise Oxford Dictionary)
and note 'To collar one is to seize by the collar, to appropriate without leave.' (Brewer)


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