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HORSE. Until a horse has attained the age of four years, he is called a colt. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 416. This word is sometimes used as a generic name for all animals of the horse kind. 3 Brev. 9. Vide Colt; Gender; and Yelv. 67, a.

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Sarah Waters, defending the trio, said: "These are boisterous, immature young men engaging in some horseplay which suddenly went out of control.
Ms Collins said: "That is the one thing that I do take huge offence to because it was not horseplay.
A colleague called the bite a horseplay that got out of hand.
Angelo Begg, 21, dismissed the bizarre incident as the sort of horseplay he had previously engaged in with Tanya Verity, Wick Sheriff Court heard.
Anyone with siblings knows horseplay is a part of daily life, and horseplay at camp is certainly no different.
Despite a decade-old ban, many Los Angeles Fire Department rookies are still hazed, and pranks and horseplay often remain part of the department's culture.
To be compensable, an injury received from an act of horseplay must be received as a natural incident of the work.
Horseplay that involves being pushed off the curb or running out from between cars can result in a serious accident.
The Ford umpire simply characterized the incident as "verbal horseplay.
Injured person was shot at point blank range by roommate as a result of horseplay
A sternly spoken rebuke at the moment the child misbehaves and a little swat on a diapered bottom-- even though the swat is lighter than normal horseplay -- do far more good at that age than the "time out" equivalent of life without parole later.
The fury grew after firefighters made public photographs of Pierce engaging in hazing and horseplay himself.