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- n. Fairy-tale boots enabling the wearer to reach seven leagues at a stride.
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She had grown, put on seven-league boots which threatened to leave him behind, outstripped; he felt his inadequacy then more keenly, watching her, than ever he had in a life filled with a gnawing, obsessive doubt of his courage.
The Virtuoso calls his attention to the seven-league boots of childhood mythology, and Hawthorne replies, “I could show you quite as curious a pair of cowhide boots at the transcendental community of Brook Farm.”
Or seven-league boots for jumping from the conservatory to the road. '
Scowling at Yvon as if he hated the sight of hini, he strode away in his seven-league boots at a great pace.