Definition of Shanks' pony

1. Noun. You own legs. "I traveled on shank's mare"

Exact synonyms: Shank's Mare, Shank's Pony, Shanks' Mare
Generic synonyms: Leg



Definition of Shanks' pony

1. Noun. (idiomatic British Australia) walking as a means of transport. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shanks' Pony

shank
shank's mare
shank's pony
shank-nag
shank-weary
shank bone
shanked
shanker
shankers
shanking
shankpiece
shankpieces
shanks
shanks' mare
shanks' nag
shanks' pony
shannies
shannonite
shanny
shans
shantey
shanteys
shanti
shanties
shantih
shantihs
shantis
shants
shantung
shantungs

Literary usage of Shanks' pony

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1. Le Petit Nord, Or, Annals of a Labrador Harbour by Katie Spalding (1920)
"He goes by dog sled and shanks' pony in winter, and used to go by boat and shanks' pony in summer. Then one day he had the inspiration of building a ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"SHANKS GALLOWAY or SHANKS PONY,- s. used metaphorically to signify that a person walks. " How did you come ?" " Oh ! uppo Shanks Galloway. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Shanks' mare, Shanks' pony, a popular saying meaning on foot. This David Dunn was son of so poor a settler that there was no horse at home at his disposal ..."

4. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"Shanks-galloway, Shanks-mare, Shanks - pony, Shanks - nag. A man is said to go on one of these animals who goes oil foot. Shap, shape. Sharp, adj. quick. ..."

5. A German and English Dictionary by Karl. Breul (1906)
"(. et- Ij.) to glide along with low sound, to slide. go on Shanks' pony, to ride Shanks' ..."

6. Ten Thousand Miles on a Bicycle by Lyman Hotchkiss] [Bagg (1887)
"... to leave the beaten track and explore out-of-the-way corners,—never being deterred by a bit of bad road, necessitating the use of shanks's pony. ..."

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