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  • n. (archaic) Transportation by foot. To "take a shanks' nag" means using one's own legs to walk.

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Traced back to shanks-nag, 1758; The expression -- believed to be Scottish in origin (i.e. shanks-naig 1774), refers to the use of shank to refer to the part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.

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