One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pony that hauled loads in a coal mine.
- ‘Bernard used to recall how as a lad of 14 in Yorkshire he was sent down the pits to mind the pit ponies.’
- ‘When they closed that mine in 1990 the pit ponies were released into a green field on a neighbouring farm.’
- ‘Though small of stature, Harvey was built like a pit pony and had the rough-hewn features of a Klondiker.’
- ‘A young man learns the value of honesty as he befriends a mine pit pony.’
- ‘Dr Raisman's great-grandfather traded in horses, many of which became pit ponies in Yorkshire's collieries.’
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