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collect

(kŏl`ĕkt) [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the collect is said, typically, at Mass just before the epistle and at vespers. It occurs correspondingly in the Anglican and Lutheran liturgies. Many collects are very ancient, especially those of the Sundays and major feasts.

collect

[kə′lekt]
(design engineering)
A sleeve or flange that can be tightened about a rotating shaft to halt motion.

collect

1
Austral informal a winning bet

collect

2
Christianity a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services
References in classic literature ?
"He can't be crying because I gave him the collect to learn.
He had forgotten his horrible struggle to get the collect by heart; he had forgotten his tears.
Thus, to return to the stars, we can collect together either--
It may be said: If there is no single existent which is the source of all these "aspects," how are they collected together?
Thus the sum of lives owing the Annos had increased to five, with only a blind man from whom to collect.
In a minute, the number and loudness of the voices indicated that the whole party was collected in and around that secret place.
Here another wailing cry betrayed that they were again collected around the bodies of their dead comrades.
The day passed slowly, and with the evening came the little mouse and said, 'Now there is not a single stalk of corn left in any field; they are all collected in one big heap on the hill out there.'
The little mouse had summoned every other mouse in the land to its help, and together they had collected all the grain in the kingdom.
Inferior posts would be established in the interior, and on all the tributary streams of the Columbia, to trade with the Indians; these posts would draw their supplies from the main establishment, and bring to it the peltries they collected. Coasting craft would be built and fitted out, also at the mouth of the Columbia, to trade, at favorable seasons, all along the northwest coast, and return, with the proceeds of their voyages, to this place of deposit.
It would take on board the furs collected during the preceding year, carry them to Canton, invest the proceeds in the rich merchandise of China, and return thus freighted to New York.
"A subscription of five hundred pounds, my Lady, would provide for everything--if it could only be collected."