william collins


Edward Trowbridge ("Eddie") 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
Michael, 1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
Michael, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
William, 1721–59, English poet.
(William) Wilkie [wil-kee] , 1824–89, English novelist.
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collins (ˈkɒlɪnz)
a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
[C20: probably after the proper name Collins]

Collins (ˈkɒlɪnz)
1.  Michael. 1890--1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
2.  (William) Wilkie. 1824--89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
3.  William. 1721--59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism

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"iced alcoholic drink served in a tall glass," 1944, U.S.
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william collins

pre-Romantic English poet whose lyrical odes adhered to Neoclassical forms but were Romantic in theme and feeling. Though his literary career was brief and his output slender, he is considered one of the finest English lyric poets of the 18th century.

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