I held Sympson before me crushed into a chair, and my hand was on his cravat.
He had evidently dressed in a hurry, for his cravat was ill-tied and the collar gaped.
No time was lost by the little man in black suit and cravat in starting the review.
He was dressed in a ruby velvet dressing-gown, with a cravat with lace ends.
The gentleman himself was invariably dressed in green pantaloons, and a green waistcoat, frock, and cravat.
His coat is soiled and torn, his cravat is put on awry, and his linen is none of the cleanest.
He tore off his cravat, and in vain exposed his bosom to the frost.
When his cravat was removed a blessed medal could be seen on his neck.
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.
And the cravat was only a second-rater, too, a black-silk affair.
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.