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seven-league boots

[ sev-uhn-leeg ]
/ ˈsɛv ənˌlig /
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plural noun

fairy-tale boots enabling the wearer to reach seven leagues at a stride.

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Origin of seven-league boots

1805–15; translation of French bottes de sept lieues in the fairy tales of C. Perrault, especially Le petit Poucet (English Hop-o'-my-Thumb)
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