He looked very sad and serious, and, seating himself in a corner of the room, proceeded to repair the horse-collar.
After the horse-collar I started in the dry-goods trade; but I was burned out.
In that, the eye rested, with undisguised delight, upon the grimaces of grinning candidates for the honours of the horse-collar.
Would you grin at me, you dog, like a clown gaping through a horse-collar?
He's slipped out as aisily as meself out of a horse-collar, and the face a' him as bould and as big as the hill o' hope!
If you expect me to treat my lyre like a horse-collar, and grin through it, I'm afraid I am unable to gratify you.
This personage jingles a horse-collar hung with bells, which forms not an unsuitable accompaniment to the ceremony.
If it was bad enough to have grinned through a horse-collar it was very bad indeed to have grinned in vain.
But terrible tragedy lay hidden behind this grinning through a horse-collar of the reactionary party.
A starched, springy cloth is worn about the neck of the women, shaped like a horse-collar.