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Tom Collins

noun
1.
a tall drink containing gin, lemon or lime juice, and carbonated water, sweetened and served with ice.
Origin of Tom Collins
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; said to have been named after its inventor
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  • Tom Collins looked perplexed, as he turned from one to the other.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • The next morning was the one appointed for Tom Collins's death.

    Recollections of a Varied Life George Cary Eggleston
  • The result was that Tom Collins's bus arrived when no one in the schoolroom was in the least prepared for it.

    Jeremy Hugh Walpole
  • Tom Collins was above the conscription age and therefore not a conscript.

    Recollections of a Varied Life George Cary Eggleston
  • Mahlon Fell and Tom Collins were the old-time fiddlers, and furnished the music, which in its line was of superior excellence.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • Larry,” cried the captain and Tom Collins simultaneously, “look out for the kettle.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • In a few minutes, Tom Collins stopped before a row of immense warehouses.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • Ned and Tom Collins went off by themselves, the others, with the exception of Larry, walked out together.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • The sight of this caused Tom Collins to terminate his meal somewhat abruptly, and induced Ned to advise him to try a little more.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Tom Collins

Tom Collins

noun
1.
a long drink consisting of gin, lime or lemon juice, sugar or syrup, and soda water
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