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shank's nag

One's legs and feet, used for walking; travel by foot. Also "shanks' nag." A reference to the shank— the lower leg between the knee and the ankle—and the use of ponies or horses for travel. My bicycle fell apart three miles away from home, so I had to use shank's nag to go the rest of the way. Unfortunately, with the sedentary lifestyle many lead today, shank's nag has largely become an obsolete mode of travel.
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nag at someone (about someone or something)

to pester someone about someone or something. Don't keep nagging at me about her. Stop nagging at me!
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nag

1. tv. to pester someone constantly. (From a centuries-old word meaning gnaw.) Stop nagging me!
2. n. a worn-out horse. (Probably from a centuries-old word for horse.) I bet a week’s pay on that nag. Look what happened!
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Despite technological growth today, Nag feels that an actor's place, be it on stage, cinema or television, remains a constant.
The assessment of urinary NAG could be considered as a useful marker in prediction of the VUR, hydronephrosis and renal tubular impairment in various disease states.
NAG and STCE are in a unique position to address these issues.
When you nag, in his mind you morph into Hilda Ogden in her apron and curlers You must never forget: Men have a deliberate policy called Appearing To Be Useless
Significant anti-hyperglycaemic effects of NAG root was observed for both type 1 and type 2 diabetic mice, measured by significant reduction in blood glucose levels and GlycoHb levels after NAG treatment for 4 or 8 weeks.
In our study, we report the development of nanofibers of PVA/NAG blends with and without Cyanex-272, the influence of the solution properties (viscosity and conductivity), and subsequent variation in the concentrations of NAG and Cyanex-272 on the surface morphology of nanofibers.
Nag said that the AIF hopes to fund its first project within the year.
Scholars of religion from Europe and North America explore mystery and secrets in the Nag Hammadi and related Gnostic writings and in Christian and other practices, texts, and material culture.
5 percent (growth) is probably going to turn out to be on the higher side given what's happened since our forecasts and now", Nag told reporters in Mumbai.
NAG will look after library source code and produce binary releases, as well as provide some algorithmic contents.
Malcolm Cohen, a NAG principal technical consultant and Editor of the ISO/IEC Fortran Standard comments, "Fortran users do not always consider that they ought not to depend on a single compiler, which may be set to sacrifice accuracy, standards-conformance and portability in exchange for speed.
Plastics engineers seeking better use of the processing power of multicore computer systems in addition to an easy way to migrate existing applications to multiprocessor architectures can now download the new NAG Library for SMP and Multicore (http://www.
Steve Dub in Carmarthen Anyway, the current Mrs Groves points out that she doesn't nag.
Application developers seeking better use of the processing power of multicore computer systems in addition to an easy way to migrate existing applications to multi processor architectures, can now download the new NAG Library for SMP and Multicore