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 for Attached column
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Column \Col"umn\, n. [L. columna, fr. columen, culmen, fr.
     cellere (used only in comp.), akin to E. excel, and prob. to
     holm. See Holm, and cf. Colonel.]
     1. (Arch.) 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.
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     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 Vend[^o]me; the spinal column.
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     3. (Mil.)
        (a) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the
            other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare
            Ploy, and Deploy.
        (b) A small army.
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     4. (Naut.) 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.
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     5. (Print.) 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.
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     6. (Arith.) A perpendicular line of figures.
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     7. (Bot.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the
        Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the
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     8. (Print.) one of a series of articles written in a
        periodical, usually under the same title and at regular
        intervals; it may be written and signed by one or more
        authors, or may appear pseudonymously or anonymously, as
        an editorial column. "Safire's weekly column On Language
        in the New York Times is usually more interesting (and
        probably more accurate) than his political column." --P.
     Attached column. See under Attach, v. t.
     Clustered column. See under Cluster, v. t.
     Column rule, a thin strip of brass separating columns of
        type in the form, and making a line between them in
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attach \At*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Attaching.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or
     fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack
     to fasten. Cf. Attack, and see Tack.]
     1. To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join;
        as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue,
        or the like.
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              The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the
              muscles.                              --Paley.
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              A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
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     2. To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by
        authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a
        certain regiment, company, or ship.
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     3. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or
        self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral
        influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching
        others to us by wealth or flattery.
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              Incapable of attaching a sensible man. --Miss
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              God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
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     4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or
        attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great
        importance to a particular circumstance.
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              Top this treasure a curse is attached. --Bayard
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     5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. To take by legal authority:
        (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to
            answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a
            taking of the person by a civil process; being now
            rarely used for the arrest of a criminal.
        (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a
            writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment
            which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment,
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                  The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high
                  treason.                          --Miss Yonge.
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     Attached column (Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so
        that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
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     Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin;
          annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.
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