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Colfax

[kohl-faks] /ˈkoʊl fæks/
noun
1.
Schuyler, 1823–85, U.S. political leader: vice president of the U.S. 1869–73.
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  • "Colfax does not drink," sneered a Senator who had already taken too much.

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  • The truth was that, as for Mrs. Colfax, she was so bound up in the child that she suffered.

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  • Of the thirty-four States that voted, all but eight were for Grant and Colfax.

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  • In 1863 Colfax was elected Speaker of the House, and in 1868 vice-president.

  • "Allow me to decline the honah, Mr. Colfax," she cried, imitating him.

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  • "Just say that Mr. Colfax sent you," Clarence continued, with a note of irritation.

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  • Mrs. Colfax drew her shawl about her shoulders with dignity.

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  • Captain Vance gave Mrs. Colfax his arm, and Virginia his eyes.

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  • Mrs. Colfax chose to keep her room, for which the two were silently thankful.

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  • Captain Colfax was taken to Illinois in a skiff, quarter of an hour since.

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