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Charles Colling (1751—1836) stockbreeder

Charles Edward Coles (1853—1926) prison administrator in Egypt

Claire D. Coles




Col Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq (1821—1870)

col, coll', colla, colle, cogli, coi

col factor

Col. George William Bell (1832—1907)

Col Joye (b. 1937)

Col Julyan

col legno

Col plasmid

Col. William E. Sinn (1834—1899)

ColE1 replicon

Cowper Phipps Coles (1819—1870) naval officer and inventor of a gun turret

David Collings

David G. Collings

Don Coles (b. 1928)

Elisha Coles (c. 1640—1680) lexicographer and stenographer

Elisha Coles (c. 1603—1688) writer on religion

Fairfax, Col.

George Coles (1884—1963) architect

George Coles (1810—1875)

George James Coles (1885—1977)

Gilbert Coles (c. 1617—1676) Church of England clergyman

Haggard, Lt.-Col. Andrew, DSO (1854—1923)

Honi Coles (1911)


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The point on a weather map that lies between two depressions and two anticyclones, arranged alternately. The pressure distribution may be envisaged as the intersection of a trough with a ridge, in a saddle-shaped region. When the two high-pressure regions are closer together than the low-pressure areas, the situation is described as an anticyclonic col, and when the low-pressure regions are closer, a cyclonic col. The slightest change in the pressure pattern may cause a substantial alteration in the position of a col, which therefore tends to be a transitory feature.

Col A typical col, with an approximately symmetrical arrangement of high- and low-pressure areas, and here crossed by a weak front.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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