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col

(kol),
A craterlike area of the interproximal oral mucosa joining the lingual and buccal interdental papillae.

col

(kol) a depression in the interdental tissues just below the interproximal contact area, connecting the buccal and lingual papillae.

COL

abbreviation for CircOlectric. See CircOlectric (COL) bed.

col

(kol)
A craterlike area of the interproximal oral mucosa joining the lingual and buccal interdental papillae.

col

(kol)
Craterlike area of interproximal oral mucosa joining lingual and buccal interdental papillae.

col (kôl),

n a depression in the gingival tissue of the interdental papilla apical to the contact.

col

a slight depression in the underlying interdental papilla where two teeth contact each other.
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When the colonel showed her the lump of sugar, holding it between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, she again uttered her little wild cry, and sprang toward him; then she stopped, struggling against the instinctive fear he caused her; she looked at the sugar and turned away her head alternately, precisely like a dog whose master forbids him to touch his food until he has said a letter of the alphabet which he slowly repeats.
There was a moment, too, when the colonel thought of presenting me to Madame de Dolomien, by the way of assuring his favor in the royal circle, but when he came to count up the money he should lose in the way of profits, this idea became painful, and it was abandoned.
I don't see why we should entertain lunatics," said the colonel.
Be that as it might, it seemed to produce no awakening effect on Colonel Pyncheon.
Striking his horse with his long muscular legs as if it were to blame for everything, the colonel moved forward and ordered the second squadron, that in which Rostov was serving under Denisov, to return to the bridge.
Then the Colonel, seeing his mistake, turned to fluent and picturesque Urdu and Kim was contented.
He asked all travellers whether they knew a certain Colonel Lor Crawley--avec sa femme une petite dame, tres spirituelle.
They were very happy, and their hearts swelled with grateful affection for the colonel and the youthful lieutenant.
One of them is a letter of instructions from Colonel Ross.
By this time I could understand a few words of their strange language, and when the colonel asked me if I would prefer to remain at the post as his body servant, I signified my willingness as emphatically as possible, for I had seen enough of the brutality of the common soldiers toward their white slaves to have no desire to start out upon a march of unknown length, chained by the neck, and driven on by the great whips that a score of the soldiers carried to accelerate the speed of their charges.
Thirty or forty passengers had already descended, amongst them Colonel Stamp Proctor.
You look after him," the colonel shouted to Yashvin, pointing to Vronsky; and he went down below to the soldiers.