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col.1

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(in prescriptions) strain.
Origin of col.1
From the Latin word colā

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Col.

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  • Later in the afternoon, col. Hoy was sent with one hundred men in the same road.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • Seven children were born of this marriage, of whom but three yet live: col. Zeph.

  • And that, col. Armstadt, is what I was remarking about the other evening.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • No one but col. Deitsch and the Mayor were allowed to be present.

  • I then alighted from my horse and uncovering the face, found it was col. Martin Scott.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
British Dictionary definitions for col.

col.

abbreviation
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column

Col.

abbreviation
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Colombia(n)
2.
Colonel
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(Bible) Colossians
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