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Crook Shanks (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Crook Shanks

A nickname for a man with bandy legs. He buys his boots in Crooked Lane, and his stockings in Bandy-legged Walk; his legs grew in the night, therefore could not see to grow straight; jeering sayings of men with crooked legs.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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