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Banks's Horse

A learned horse, called Marocco, belonging to one Banks, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It is said that his shoes were of silver. One of his exploits was “the ascent of St. Paul's steeple.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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