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  • He glowered down at me, rumbling, as though he would break into "Fee-fi-fo-fum" at any moment, and then released my hand and waved towards the two women seated at the table.

    The Sky Writer

  • They are really classic trolls, in the sense of the word that comes from "trolling" and not just from the name of an ugly humanoid beast that says Fee-fi-fo-fum.

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  • By this time, the fat that exiled him has turned to muscle via the alchemy of rage and he learns that size has its virtues: he is the crusher, the stomper, the basher, the giant atop the beanstalk, chanting, ‘Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.’

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  • As soon as we stepped inside the Alamo we heard footsteps on the stairs leading up to the front porch, and then a voice, a refined, middle-aged female voice, called out, “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an interloping girlfriend.”

    Summer Love

  • And I grab me a pint, you know that I'm a giant When you hear me yellin ', "Fee-fi-fo-fum."

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  • For the magic articles secured by the hero from certain persons quarrelling over them, and for the "Fee-fi-fo-fum" formula, see notes to No. 18.

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • For the "Fee-fi-fo-fum" formula hinted at in our story, see

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • In came the ogre as he did before, said: "Fee-fi-fo-fum," and had his breakfast of three broiled oxen.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • "Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman," cried out the ogre.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • "Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman," cried out the ogre; "I smell him, wife, I smell him."

    English Fairy Tales

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  • *sniffs*

    I just smell freshly baked fufluns.

    February 2, 2010

  • I smell the blood of an Englishman.

    February 1, 2010