And, collecting couture, at least I see and know what I am preserving.
On the video posted by lifenews.ru, rebels were collecting the remains of their friends.
The video also argues that ISIS is collecting followers across the Middle East, even as far east as China.
early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter "to collect" (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" (see com-) + legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.