I held Sympson before me crushed into a chair, and my hand was on his cravat.
Change that cravat for this of mine, that coat for this of mine.
No time was lost by the little man in black suit and cravat in starting the review.
His cravat had been tied many times and needed it once more.
The gentleman himself was invariably dressed in green pantaloons, and a green waistcoat, frock, and cravat.
His frock-coat, cravat and waistcoat were invariably of black.
He tore off his cravat, and in vain exposed his bosom to the frost.
Drayton stepped up to this table to fix the cravat by the glass.
She eyed him and fingered that little gold pin she wears, till he smiled and touched one of the same pattern in his own cravat.
So I went back to the bed and tied the heavy handkerchief at my back by my cravat.
1650s, from French cravate (17c.), from Cravate "Croatian," from German Krabate, from Serbo-Croatian Hrvat "a Croat" (see Croat). Cravats came into fashion 1650s in imitation of linen scarves worn by Croatian mercenaries in the French army in the Thirty Years War.