Colonel


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COLONEL. An officer in the army, next below a brigadier general, bears this title.

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It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
At this instant the colonel and Monsieur d'Albon could distinctly see her features; she, herself, perceiving the two friends, sprang to the iron railing with the lightness and rapidity of a deer.
cried Colonel Proctor; "but we are not going to stay here, I imagine, and take root in the snow?
Lieutenant," began the colonel, severely, "this is my own affair, and I'll trouble you--"
said Elizabeth, still addressing Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Ay, but we don't smuggle in America," returned the colonel, with an aplomb that might have done credit to Vidocq himself; "in our republican country the laws are all in all.
Father Victor, good man, took him to the station, put him into an empty second-class next to Colonel Creighton's first, and bade him farewell with genuine feeling.
The colonel and the mess-room looked at the man in silence.
Here comes Colonel Morris," went on Twyford, still speaking to Symon.
The latter was Colonel Ross, the well-known sportsman; the other, Inspector Gregory, a man who was rapidly making his name in the English detective service.
I could not help thinking that Colonel MacAndrew might have some difficulty in doing this, since Strickland had struck me as a hefty fellow, but I did not say anything.
The colonel told them that the declaration of war had already appeared in Petersburg and that a copy, which he had himself seen, had that day been forwarded by courier to the commander in chief.