Decollation

De`col*la"tion

(?), n. [L. decollatio: cf. F. dcollation.] 1. The act of beheading or state of one beheaded; -- especially used of the execution of St. John the Baptist.
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2. A painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist.
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D`col`le*tage"

(d`k`l'*tzh), n. [F. See Dcollet.] (Costume) 1. The upper border or part of a low-cut (i.e., dcollet) dress.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. the exposed upper parts of the breasts of a woman wearing a low-cut dress.
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D`col`le*t"

(d`kl`l*t"), a. [F., p. p. of dcolleter to bare the neck and shoulders; d- + collet collar, fr. L. collum neck.] 1. Leaving the neck and shoulders uncovered; cut low in the neck, or low-necked, as a dress.
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2. Wearing a dcollet gown.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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