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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 (one)

To lecture or reprimand one in an annoying, pestering manner, especially about something one considers minor, trivial, or inconsequential. Would you stop nagging me already? I'll do the dishes later! Look, I don't like having to nag you about this, but those reports really need to be filed today.
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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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"He retired from the Nags two to three years ago by which time he had seen at least 15 landlords come and go.
Among 281 strains, 175 (62.3%) NAGs were the only enteric pathogen found, and 106 (37.7%) of those NAGs were found with other enteric pathogens.
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The NAGS comprises representatives from the AFP, Victoria Police, and the Australian Tax Office - in close collaboration with Australian Border Force, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, and the Department of Human Services.
"We trialed going to different places, but Natalie and the team at The Nags Head at Ainley Top do such a fantastic job looking after everyone that we have kept it there.
On Saturday, June 9, he will fine tune his Nashville set at the Nags.
The Town of Nags Head, on behalf of the Town of Nags Head, Southern Shores, and Duck (each a Town or the Town and collectively the Towns ) is requesting proposals from fully qualified offerors to provide highly skilled technical services to provide disaster management, recovery and consulting services in the event of a natural disaster or manmade event.
Tickets cost pounds 5 in advance and are available at The Nags or from Lloyds, in Bond Street, Nuneaton.
The Town of Nags Head, on behalf of the Town of Nags Head, Southern Shores, and Duck (each a Town or the Town and collectively the Towns ) is requesting proposals from fully qualified offerors to provide highly skilled technical services to provide planning, management, quality control, and debris collection monitoring services in the event of a natural disaster or man-made event.
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A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held in the conference room at the Town of Nags
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NUNEATON'S Nags Head, in Queens Road, has been named the second best live music pub in the country at a prestigious and glamorous awards ceremony.
C Lamb (Allies), S Watts (Nags), J Griffiths (Nags), K Marston (Manor).