Colt


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COLT. An animal of the horse species, whether male or female, not more than four years old. Russ. & Ry. 416.

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He roared with laughter, startling the colt, which tried to bolt and lifted him half off the ground by his grip on its frightened nose and neck.
I drove the colt down an' talked with that Jap chemist who's been doin' the experimentin'.
Harley was gentle and persuasive and all patience as he strove to make the colt take the leap.
He thinks the colt is trying to do some damage to me," Harley said.
The death of the colt sits heavy on the heart of its owner," said the scout; "but it's a good sign to see a man account upon his dumb friends.
The carcass of the colt was forthcoming in due season, but the captain insisted that one half of it should be set apart for the use of the chieftain's family.
With head and hand, at risk of life and limb, to bit and break a wild colt and win it to the service of man, was to him no less great an achievement.
Mother Atkinson, as all called their hostess, was the merriest there, and the busiest; for she kept flying up to wait on the children, to bring out some new dish, or to banish the live stock, who were of such a social turn that the colt came into the entry and demanded sugar; the cats sat about in people's laps, winking suggestively at the food; and speckled hens cleared the kitchen floor of crumbs, as they joined in the chat with a cheerful clucking.
One evening a "domidor" (a subduer of horses) came for the purpose of breaking-in some colts.
The colts who live here are very good colts, but they are cart-horse colts, and of course they have not learned manners.
When the matron HOUYHNHNMS have produced one of each sex, they no longer accompany with their consorts, except they lose one of their issue by some casualty, which very seldom happens; but in such a case they meet again; or when the like accident befalls a person whose wife is past bearing, some other couple bestow on him one of their own colts, and then go together again until the mother is pregnant.
I'll go right in the house, for paper and ink; and then, you know, Aunt Chloe, I can tell about the new colts and all.