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 Colporteur’.Colt (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Colt (A).
A piece of knotted rope eighteen inches long for the special benefit of ship boys; a cat-o’-nine-tails.   1
        “Look alive there, lads, or as sure as my name is Sam Weston I’ll give the colt to the last man off the deck.”—J. Grant: Dick Rodney, chap. vii.

 Colporteur’.Colt (A). 

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