Definition of Neck ruff
1. Noun. A high tight collar.
Generic synonyms: Collar, Neckband
Specialized synonyms: Fraise
Derivative terms: Choke
Lexicographical Neighbors of Neck Ruff
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. ..."