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 Polt-foot.Poltroon’. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Poltron.
 
A bird of prey, with the talons of the hind toes cut off to prevent its flying at game. (Latin, pollcetruncato, deprived of its toe or thumb.)   1
 


 Polt-foot.Poltroon’. 

 
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