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  • In keeping with the solemnity of the occasion, she winds up in an outfit that says Pool-Side Dominatrix: strapless bathing suit and seven-league boots.

    'American Idol Gives Back': No charity for Tim

  • Nearly two years later their seven-league boots splashed ashore in the Marianas, 2,000 miles northwest and more than half the distance from “Guadal” to Japan.

    Whirlwind

  • Convinced no prince will come for her because she's neither the fairest nor the richest in the land, Mabelrose orchestrates her own escape, taking with her some of the dragon's favorite items: a bottomless handbag, a magic rope, a camouflaging cloak, a magic ring, and some seven-league boots (or maybe 1/2-league; they don't actually seem to carry her anywhere).

    Book Review: The Courageous Princess

  • He wears a handsome doublet, broad breeches, and high-topped seven-league boots.

    Champlain's Dream

  • If you had your seven-league boots on, you could step from Longboat to Lido, from Lido to Siesta, from Siesta to Casey.

    Duma Key

  • He sighed again as he invoked the minor spell that would in effect give him seven-league boots and take him in three steps to Rhoslyn's castle.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • I'd have worn my seven-league boots and everything.

    Bottled Spider

  • "Well, is it time for us to put on seven-league boots?"

    Heartfire

  • Juarez, San Martin, O'Higgins, and so many other important people in our history dreamed-continue as they are, fragmented, in pieces, trampled on by those giants with seven-league boots that Marti spoke of and we recall today?

    Fidel Castro Delivers Speech at Education 93

  • He parked his wagon in a corner of the field and did a brisk business selling seven-league boots, cloaks of invisibility, and magic rings (along with wrapping paper and tape) to those who had forgotten to bring wedding presents.

    Searching for dragons

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