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 Colt’s-tooth.Columbus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Col’umbine (3 syl.).
 
The sweetheart of Harlequin, and, like him, supposed to be invisible to mortal eyes. Columbi na in Italian is a pet-name for a lady-love, and means a little dove, a young coquette.   1
 


 Colt’s-tooth.Columbus. 

 
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