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collogue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v collogue confer secretly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Collogue To talk or confer secretly and confidentially; to converse, especially with evil intentions; to plot mischief. "Pray go in; and, sister, salve the matter, Collogue with her again, and all shall be well.""He had been colloguing with my wife."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • collogue To use flattery; gloze; flatter.
    • collogue To confer or converse confidentially and secretly; plot mischief; lay schemes in concert.
    • collogue To wheedle; flatter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Collogue ko-log′ to simulate belief: to conspire: to converse confidentially
    • v.t Collogue to coax; to flatter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. colloqui, and E. dialogue,. Cf. Collocution

Usage

In literature:

But for curtchying and complimenting and colloguing, thank ye kindly!
"Weir of Hermiston an unfinished romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Oh, he's gone off to collogue with Mahbub.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
What should they do else, after colloguing with their young men all night?
"The Long Vacation" by Charlotte M. Yonge
They stood colloguing in the twilight for ten minutes more.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
Sit here anyway for the present, and let us collogue to our hearts' content.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
He had come for help, and found her colloguing with his enemy.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Hamlet collogued with the Queen.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
But for curtchying and complimenting and colloguing, thank ye kindly!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I hear you have been colloguing with lawyers.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
Sure I thought ye'd been colloguing.
"Commodore Junk" by George Manville Fenn
Oh, he's gone off to collogue with Mahbub.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
If they want to collogue an' palaver, why don't they go som'ers else?
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1893" by Various
Distinctions of rank were trivial, and gallery held converse with circle, and pit collogued with box.
"The King of Schnorrers" by Israel Zangwill
Colloguing wi' lords an' that is a puir thing to it.
"Peter Binney" by Archibald Marshall
I will have no plotting and colloguing in my house!
"A Little Wizard" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In poetry:

The women at the well with dripping pails,
Their men colloguing by the harbour wall,
The coils of rope, the nets, the old brown sails,
I'd know them all.
"The Harbour" by Winifred Mary Letts