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Colonel Blimp

An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology. The name comes from a British comic strip character that first appeared in the London Evening Standard newspaper in 1934. Primarily heard in UK. He's such a Colonel Blimp when he starts ranting about his views on welfare and the poor.
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Also, that the story of the Colonel being sent away from his sister's door, on the occasion of his niece's birthday, seemed to strike Mr.
Question the third: Did the Colonel know the conspiracy followed the Diamond; and has he purposely left a legacy of trouble and danger to his sister, through the innocent medium of his sister's child?
When she reached a tree about ten feet distant, against which she leaned, Monsieur Fanjat said to the colonel in a low voice,--
To own the truth, Colonel Silky was delighted with me.
The colonel shook the man gently by the arm, and "Who are you?
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
The colonel looked silently at the officer of the suite, at the stout staff officer, and at Zherkov, and he frowned.
Presently the Colonel sent for him, and talked for a long time.
The Colonel was busy arranging the affairs of the inheritance.
Well, well,' ses th' colonel, 'they deserve t' be major generals,' he ses.
He has been in your service some years, Colonel Ross?
The other prisoners worked harder than I did, and I owe my better treatment solely to the kindliness and discrimination of the old colonel.
Should he perceive Colonel Proctor, we could not prevent a collision which might have terrible results.
The colonel was followed by Serpuhovskoy, who came out onto the steps smiling, with a glass in his hand.
He had been a colonel in the Confederate army, and still maintained, with the title, the military bearing which had always accompanied it.