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Dec 14, 2007
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shank's mare

(SHANGKS mare) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: One's own legs. Also known as shank's pony.

[From facetiously referring to one's legs as a horse, a shank being the part of the leg between the knee and ankle.]

See more usage examples of shank's mare in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"If you'll be walking, click the Walking tab on a plotted route to see directions optimized for traveling by shank's mare."
Steve Bass; The Web's Best Mapping Sites; PC World; Aug 20, 2007.

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