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Shanksʹ Nag

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To ride Shanksʹ nag is to go on foot, the shanks being the legs. A similar phrase is “Going by the marrow-bone stage” or by Walker’s ʹbus. (Anglo-Saxon, scanca, shanks.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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