There is no authority for the statement that the legs of the Colossus at Rhodes extended over the mouth
of the harbor. Dr. Wm. Smith.
2. Any man or beast of gigantic size.
(||Co*los"trum) n. [L., biestings.] (Med.) (a) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings.
(b) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion.
(Co*lot"o*my) n. [Gr. colon + cutting.] (Surg.) An operation for opening the colon
(Col"our) n. See Color.
(Colp) n. See Collop.
(Col"por`tage) n. [F.] The distribution of religious books, tracts, etc., by colporteurs.
(Col"por`ter) n. Same as Colporteur.
(Col"por`teur) n. [F. colporteur one who carries on his neck, fr. colporter to carry on one's
neck; col (L. collum) neck + porter (L. portare) to carry.] A hawker; specifically, one who travels about
selling and distributing religious tracts and books.
(Col"staff`) n. [F. col neck + E. staff. Cf. Coll.] A staff by means of which a burden is borne
by two persons on their shoulders.
(Colt) 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.
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.
2. A young, foolish fellow. Shak.
3. A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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.
(Colt) v. i. To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly. [Obs.]
They shook off their bridles and began to colt.
(Colt), v. t.
1. To horse; to get with young. Shak.
2. To befool. [Obs.] Shak.
(Col"ter) n. [AS. culter, fr. L. culter plowshare, knife. Cf. Cutlass.] A knife or cutter, attached
to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard. [Written also coulter.]
(Colt"ish) a. Like a colt; wanton; frisky.
He was all coltish, full of ragery.