Pony


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Pony

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 25 pounds.
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So the slow minutes follow each other, until our watches tell us that forty minutes have elapsed since the guide and his pony vanished from our view.
The girl's pony had reached the trees upon the opposite side of the clearing.
Korak gave an exclamation of astonishment and approval as Numa landed upon the pony's rump and at the same instant the girl swung free of her mount to the branches of a tree above her.
As she would not hear of staying to dinner, lest she should by any chance fail to arrive at home with the grey pony before dark; and as I apprehend Mr.
'The pony's at the door,' said my aunt, 'and I am off!
Then round the corner of the lane, from between the villas that guarded it at its confluence with the high road, came a little cart drawn by a sweating black pony and driven by a sallow youth in a bowler hat, grey with dust.
My brother pushed the pony and chaise back into the hedge, and the man drove by and stopped at the turn of the way.
Poyser, however, had no sooner seen the pony move off than she turned round, gave the two hilarious damsels a look which drove them into the back kitchen, and unspearing her knitting, began to knit again with her usual rapidity as she re-entered the house.
'You bring the pony,' she exclaimed, turning to the woman, 'and let my dog free this moment!'
Hareton, recovering from his disgust at being taken for a servant, seemed moved by her distress; and, having fetched the pony round to the door, he took, to propitiate her, a fine crooked-legged terrier whelp from the kennel, and putting it into her hand, bid her whist!
At the end of ten minutes the old soldier slid from his pony, to hear better as he said, and sat with the reins round his wrist.
Lances of the North, take vengeance for Nikal Seyn.' He quavered it out to the end, marking the trills with the flat of his sword on the pony's rump.