After three years of doing this, of "collecting words like butterflies," he decided that his "butterfly collection" could be of use to others.
The other was a sound wand that collected words and posted them onto the screen.
He had a special interest in the local dialect, collecting tales and words told by his father.
He collects words the way some people collect stamps.
In 1878, American Lucien M. Turner began work on collecting words for a word list.
Jacob LeMaire tried to collect words from the natives.
For me it served as a milestone prompting me to collect rare words.
He collected words, phrases, and analogies that struck him as being particularly apt in expressing an idea.
He had begun to collect words at age 12, writing them down in the notebooks that he mined much later for his books.
He specifically says that he collected words from the other dialect as well, but apparently never published them.