Shank's mare

Scot LaFaive scotlafaive at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 16 20:13:17 UTC 2008

The Merriam-Webster word of the day for Jan. 16 is "shank's mare." According
to MW it's been around at least since the 17th century. I can't check DARE,
but I'm mildly curious if it is or was a regionalism in the U.S. Personally,
I had never heard of this name for one's own legs before today.


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