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 Colt’s Revolver.Col’umbine (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The love of youthful pleasure. Chaucer uses the word “coltish” for skittish. Horses have at three years old the colt’s-tooth. The allusion is to the colt’s teeth of animals, a period of their life when their passions are strongest.   1
“Her merry dancing-days are done;
She has a colt’s-tooth still, I warrant.”
King: Orpheus and Eurydice
“Well said, Lord Sands;
Your colt’s-tooth is not cast yet.”
Shakespeare: Henry VIII., i. 3.

 Colt’s Revolver.Col’umbine (3 syl.). 


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