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[kohl-faks] /ˈkoʊl fæks/
Schuyler, 1823–85, U.S. political leader: vice president of the U.S. 1869–73. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Colfax hath friends, because he hath showed himself friendly.

    Men of Our Times Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The truth was that, as for Mrs. Colfax, she was so bound up in the child that she suffered.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • As his retainers left the room at his command, Peter of Colfax strode back and forth upon the rushes which strewed the floor.

    The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Of the thirty-four States that voted, all but eight were for Grant and Colfax.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • The girl's face frightened Mrs. Colfax into submission, and she let herself be led back into the carriage beside the trunk.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • "Just say that Mr. Colfax sent you," Clarence continued, with a note of irritation.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Then among the foothills of the Sierras at Colfax, the coefficient drops till it is scarcely larger than the probable error.

    Climatic Changes Ellsworth Huntington
  • Captain Vance gave Mrs. Colfax his arm, and Virginia his eyes.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • "Colfax does not drink," sneered a Senator who had already taken too much.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • Mrs. Colfax chose to keep her room, for which the two were silently thankful.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill

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