To have a colt's tooth
Colt Colt (k[=o]lt; 110), n. [OE. colt a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt; cf. dial. Sw. kullt a boy, lad.] 1. The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, {filly} being the female. Cf. {Foal}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In sporting circles it is usual to reckon the age of colts from some arbitrary date, as from January 1, or May 1, next preceding the birth of the animal. [1913 Webster]

2. A young, foolish fellow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

{Colt's tooth}, an imperfect or superfluous tooth in young horses.

{To cast one's colt's tooth}, to cease from youthful wantonness. ``Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.'' --Shak.

{To have a colt's tooth}, to be wanton. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Colt's tooth — Colt Colt (k[=o]lt; 110), n. [OE. colt a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt; cf. dial. Sw. kullt a boy, lad.] 1. The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; sometimes distinctively applied to the male, {filly} being the female. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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