Shanks's pony


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Shanks's pony

  (British, American & Australian old-fashioned) also Shank's mare (American old-fashioned)
walking as a method of travel I missed the last bus and had to get home on Shanks's pony.
See also: pony
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But it was Shanks's pony which carried 14,000 people through the Birkenhead tunnel in the middle of the month.
The intent is to encourage pupils and parents to forego four-wheel s and opt for Shanks's pony instead, cutting pollution, traffic congestion and parking hassle with one fell swoop while increasing physical activity and social interaction to boot.
High street shops are basically obsolete on a large scale, destined to become the reserve of the shanks's pony poor who have no transport.
SHANKS'S pony, my father called it, and I always wondered who this man Shanks was.
So, the loco passenger was forced to use Shanks's Pony to make his journey instead travelling on the Iron Horse.
WHEN cars were a rarity most children went to school by shanks's pony, a good old Yorkshire phrase for 'on their own legs.
The single-storey hotel has a prime position among this dramatic beauty, making it an ideal base to soak up the outstanding landscape using shanks's pony.
As I discovered yesterday, however, you can make progress on Shanks's Pony.
As well as the train and bus, rusty old bikes have been dug out of garden sheds and Shanks's Pony has suddenly become far more popular.