collins
noun Etymology: probably from the name Collins Date: circa 1887 a tall iced drink of soda water, sugar, lemon or lime juice, and liquor (as gin)

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  • Collins — steht für: einen englischen Familiennamen, siehe Collins (Familienname) Rockwell Collins, ein US amerikanisches Unternehmen einen Mondkrater, siehe Collins (Mondkrater) ein Wörterbuch, siehe Collins (Wörterbuch) Collins Radio Company, ein US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Collins — Collins, GA U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 528 Housing Units (2000): 304 Land area (2000): 1.028139 sq. miles (2.662867 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001558 sq. miles (0.004034 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.029697 sq. miles (2.666901 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Collins — may refer to: General Collins class submarine Tom Collins, a gin cocktail, and the Collins glass in which it is traditionally served People Surname Collins (surname) Given name Collins Injera (born 1986), Kenyan rugby player Collins John (born… …   Wikipedia

  • Collins — Collins, Anthony Collins, Michael Collins, Michael Collins, William Collins, William Wilkie * * * (as used in expressions) Collins, Michael Collins, (William) Wilkie Foster, Stephen (Collins) Whitney, William C(ollins) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Collins —   [ kɔlɪnz],    1) Anthony, englischer Freidenker und Deist, * Heston (heute zu London) 21. 6. 1676, ✝ London 13. 12. 1729; studierte Rechtswissenschaften in Cambridge; war mit J. Locke befreundet. Sein Eintreten für ein selbstständiges, von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Collins — Collins, Mi|chael1 (1890 1922) an Irish politician and military leader who was involved in the fight to make Ireland independent of the UK. He helped to achieve the agreement that established the southern part of Ireland as an independent state,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Collins — iced gin drink served in a tall glass (called a Collins glass), 1940, Amer.Eng.; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Collins — Collins1 [käl′inz] n. [supposedly after its inventor, a bartender named Tom Collins ] ☆ [also c ] an iced drink made with gin ( Tom Collins), or vodka, rum, whiskey, etc., mixed with soda water, lime or lemon juice, and sugar Collins2 [käl′inz] 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Collins — (spr. Kallins), 1) John, geb. 1624 in Wood Eaton, Mathematiker; st. 1683; er schr. u.a.: Epistolicum de analysi promota, 1712. 2) Samuel, 1629 englischer Arzt in Oxford, dann 9 Jahre lang am russischen Hofe, zuletzt in London; er schr.: The… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Collins — Collins, 1) John Anthony, engl. Philosoph, geb. 1676 zu Hefton in Middlesex, gest. 1729, lernte zeitig Locke kennen, mit dem er bis zu dessen Tode in Briefwechsel stand. Er gehörte zu den englischen Freidenkern und Deïsten und suchte zu beweisen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Collins — Collins, William Wilkie, engl. Novellist, Sohn des Genremalers William C. (1788 1847), geb. 8. Jan. 1824 zu London, gest. das. 23. Sept. 1889; pflegte den Sensationsroman (»The woman in white«, »No name«, »Armadale«, »Man and wife« u.a., sämtlich …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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