Definition of Neck ruff

1. Noun. A high tight collar.

Exact synonyms: Choker, Ruff, Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Collar, Neckband
Specialized synonyms: Fraise
Derivative terms: Choke

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neck Ruff

neck of rib
neck of scapula
neck of talus
neck of the woods
neck of thigh bone
neck of tooth
neck of urinary bladder
neck oil
neck pad
neck pain
neck reflexes
neck ring
neck rings
neck ruff (current term)
neck sign
neck sweetbread
neck up
neckar nut

Literary usage of Neck ruff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1903)
"Both have the short flounced appendage to the bottom of the bodice, below the overskirt ; a neck-ruff, which does not completely encircle the neck, ..."

2. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society by Essex Archaeological Society (1906)
"The man wears a large neck-ruff, a buttoned doublet, and a long fur-lined civilian gown, with large striped false-sleeves. The fur, which shows at the ..."

3. The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of India: Being Descriptions of All the Species by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1864)
"... white; under tail-coverts slightly barred; the neck-ruff in its full integrity during the breeding season begins from the ear-coverts, the feathers are ..."

4. Catalogue of the Paintings in the Old Pinakothek Munich by Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany), Franz Reber (1885)
"Portrait of a man with short, white hair, white beard and moustache, dressed in black, with white neck- ruff. Breast-piece. Signed in the left corner above: ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... may be easily distinguished from the true condor, which it nearly equals in size, by the lack of the white neck- ruff and of the caruncle of the male. ..."

6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"It attains a length of four feet, and is of a general yellowish-brown tint, the tail and wing quills being black, and the neck ruff white. ..."

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