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a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general

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You will inquire for le Colonel Silky, when you call.
When Lady Durgan, widow of the late Sir John Durgan, arrived in their station, and after a short time had been proposed to by every single man at mess, she put the public sentiment very neatly when she explained that they were all so nice that unless she could marry them all, including the colonel and some majors already married, she was not going to content herself with one hussar.
Anyhow, a solitary, vicious, underground life was the life the Colonel led.
To describe the wealth of Colonel Lloyd would be almost equal to describing the riches of Job.
The colonel pressed the hand of the doctor violently in his own.
On the score of delicacy, or any scrupulousness which a finer sensibility might have taught him, the Colonel, like most of his breed and generation, was impenetrable.
The high-shouldered figure of Zherkov, familiar to the Pavlograds as he had but recently left their regiment, rode up to the colonel.
Oh, he is only Creighton Sahib - a very foolish Sahib, who is a Colonel Sahib without a regiment.
I know very well that Colonel Brandon is not old enough to make his friends yet apprehensive of losing him in the course of nature.
Now, our friend the Colonel had a great aptitude for all games of chance: and exercising himself, as he continually did, with the cards, the dice- box, or the cue, it is natural to suppose that he attained a much greater skill in the use of these articles than men can possess who only occasionally handle them.
The colonel was seen to straighten his form and put one hand forth in oratorical fashion.
The trainer, John Straker, is a retired jockey who rode in Colonel Ross's colors before he became too heavy for the weighing-chair.
He was a colonel, I was to learn later, and to him I owe the very humane treatment that was accorded me while I remained his prisoner.
Several passengers had got off at Green River, and were walking up and down the platforms; and among these Aouda recognised Colonel Stamp Proctor, the same who had so grossly insulted Phileas Fogg at the San Francisco meeting.
In the courtyard the first objects that met Vronsky's eyes were a band of singers in white linen coats, standing near a barrel of vodka, and the robust, good-humored figure of the colonel surrounded by officers.