It took him some time to assemble these infrequently used accessories, and he was dismayed to find no collar-button.
A collar-button was the corner-stone of his toilet—the object on which everything else depended.
A sudden tumescence of the ego and a furious exaltation of verbal powers upon losing a collar-button.
Or that other mean man I heard of, who was so economical that he used a wart on the back of his neck for a collar-button.
It was first a collar-button with a spring cap attached to the outer side.
They have two feet, two hands and sometimes two wives—but never more than one collar-button or one idea at a time.
He was in his shirt-sleeves, his hands busy with the collar-button at the back of his neck.
Don't you want to quit working your face all out of shape struggling with a collar-button?
Now he raised it and placed it against his chest, just above his collar-button.
Ludovic held his chin up high; his hands shook as he worked at his collar-button.