colonel


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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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I played with Lena and Prince, I played with the Pole, I went buggy-riding with the old colonel, who had taken a fancy to me and used to talk to me about Lena and the `great beauties' he had known in his youth.
But he failed to impose upon the Colonel, and was even far from impressing him with this trumped-up knowledge of bygone days.
Not improbably he was the best workman of his time; or, perhaps, the Colonel thought it expedient, or was impelled by some better feeling, thus openly to cast aside all animosity against the race of his fallen antagonist.
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.
Then he sprang quickly into the copse, and the colonel, who had fallen into a deep reverie, followed him mechanically.
Should he perceive Colonel Proctor, we could not prevent a collision which might have terrible results.
The men, listening with bated breath, now turned their curious eyes upon the colonel.
When coffee was over, Colonel Fitzwilliam reminded Elizabeth of having promised to play to him; and she sat down directly to the instrument.
You will inquire for le Colonel Silky, when you call.
She stood up and sneered at the Senior Subaltern for a cur, and abused the Major and the Colonel and all the rest.
Thou hast been well taught,' the Colonel replied, and Kim flushed.
The mess rose joyously as he thrust forward the hilt of his sabre in token of fealty for the colonel of the White Hussars to touch, and dropped into a vacant chair amid shouts of: "Rung ho, Hira Singh
The rest were catalogues of old books, and pamphlets, like one entitled "The Use of Sarum," one glance at which was sufficient both for the colonel and the schoolboy.
He is now in his fifth year, and has brought in turn each of the prizes of the turf to Colonel Ross, his fortunate owner.
The Colonel, still standing in front of the fireplace, uttered no word.