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  • One's legs. To take shanks's pony = to walk. E.g. "You're an hour late, what took you so long?" "Bus didn't show up did it, so I took shanks's pony."

    February 28, 2008

  • Also used in Richard Thompson's terrific song "Walking the Long Miles Home":

    Got the moon there for company each step of the way

    And the rhythm in my shoes keep the blues all away

    When you ride Shanks's Pony you don't have to pay

    Walking the long miles home

    September 17, 2008