1) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.

2) Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column.

3) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.

4) A small army.

5) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from "line", where they are side by side.

6) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.

7) A perpendicular line of figures.

8) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.

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1) A Column of numbers , with the last number in the Column underlined , usually indicates that the numbers in the Column are to be added , with the sum written below the underlined number
2) It is the amount of pressure that a Column of mercury that is one inch tall has at 32 F -LRB- 0 C -RRB- at the standard acceleration of gravity , or how fast things speed up as they are falling because of gravity
3) 'I enjoy your sports Column and broadcasts,' Roger Hudson said
4) By the time my meter said 2 (external pressure equivalent to a Column of water two nautical miles deep), I felt that I was at the same time being crushed and bloated.
5) A funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped cloud of condensed water droplets , associated with a rotating Column of wind and extending from the base of a cloud -LRB- usually a cumulonimbus or towering cumulus cloud -RRB- but not reaching the ground or a water surface
6) It was but two o clock when the head of the Column halted upon the edge of the clearing.
7) This makes the weight of the Column of water and the pressure on the water below less
8) They usually appear with a rotating Column of air
9) Many roads meet here , so there are four tunnels under the roads to the monument , and it is possible to climb the steps inside the Column and look out over Berlin
10) If these formations grow together , the result is known as a Column
11) With this release of pressure , the superheated water flashes into steam , boiling violently throughout the Column
12) The most promising of these was a skull of an odd ape-creature sharing human traits such as eye orbits , teeth , and , most importantly , the hole at the base of the skull over the spinal Column -LRB- the foramen magnum -RRB- indicating a human-like posture
13) Built on a base of polished red granite , the Column sits on a hall of pillars with a glass mosaic designed by Anton von Werner
14) Steam bubbles come out of the top of the Column
15) The purpose of the mouthpiece is a resonator , which passes vibration from the lips to the Column of air contained within the instrument , giving rise to the standing wave pattern of vibration in the air Column
16) This table can be sorted by constituency , party or party group : click the symbol at the top of the Column for each
17) But still the vessels continued to stand out; and he had given up all hope, when the great Column of smoke, rising above the forest in one dense vertical shaft, attracted the attention of a lookout aboard the cruiser, and instantly a dozen glasses were leveled on the beach.
18) The path wound through the jungle in a northeasterly direction, and along it the Column moved in single file.
19) It was true that he wrote a literary Column every Wednesday in The Daily Express, for which he was paid fifteen shillings.
20) D Arnot gave a warning shout to his Column as the blacks closed on him, but before he could draw his revolver he had been pinioned and dragged into the jungle.
21) The path wound through the jungle in a northeasterly direction, and along it the Column moved in single file.
22) The spinal cord is a thin bundle of nerves that is an extension of the central nervous system from the brain and is enclosed in and protected by the bony vertebral Column
23) Ultimately , the temperatures near the bottom of the geyser rise to a point where boiling begins ; steam bubbles rise to the top of the Column
24) As part of the preparation of the monumental plans to redesign Berlin into Welthauptstadt Germania , in 1939 , the Nazis relocated the Column to its present site at the GroƟer Stern -LRB- Great Star -RRB- , a large intersection on the city axis that leads from the former Berliner Stadtschloss -LRB- Berlin City Palace -RRB- through the Brandenburg Gate to the western parts of the city
25) Her breath caught in her throat as she watched him step into the jeans and casually pull them up the strong Column of his thighs and over his narrow hips
26) It would have made sense to go ahead and land on the bottom-we were streamlined, after all, and water just another fluid-but the hull wasn't strong enough to hold up a four kilometer Column of water.
27) A tornado -LRB- often referred to as a twister or , erroneously , a cyclone -RRB- is a violent , dangerous , rotating Column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or , in rare cases , the base of a cumulus cloud
28) A tornado is `` a violently rotating Column of air , in contact with the ground , either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud , and often -LRB- but not always -RRB- visible as a funnel cloud '
29) As of 2007 , Grahame writes a regular Column in OK !
30) 3 coccygeal segments joined up becoming a single segment forming 1 pair of coccygeal nerves -LRB- exit spinal Column through the sacral hiatus -RRB-