seven-league boots


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seven-league boots

The ability to travel at very fast speeds; that which grants the ability to travel at very high speeds. An allusion to magical boots featured in European folklore that grant the wearer the ability to travel seven leagues in a single stride. The new technology allows electric cars to drive with seven-league boots, as opposed to the concrete shoes that hampered earlier models.
See also: boot

seven-league boots

the ability to travel very fast on foot.
This phrase comes from the fairy story of Hop o' my Thumb, in which magic boots enable the wearer to travel seven leagues at each stride.
See also: boot
References in classic literature ?
Instead of stalking down the rugged path we ascended, we chose one which was bedded knee-deep in loose ashes, and ploughed our way with prodigious strides that would almost have shamed the performance of him of the seven-league boots.
The stranger on foot must have worn seven-league boots to travel at such a rate.
com, is like striding through history in seven-league boots.
In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three.
Quaking, I moved to the publisher's main office in Maryland as VOYA's editor-in-chief, with no idea how I would fill her shoes more accurately, her seven-league boots.
In the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and wizardry are the norm, it is thus Sophie who represents this more intuitive type of magic, one related to oral speech rather than to the codified knowledge and established formulae found in magic lore and books.
And while it is highly unlikely that Big Buck's is still improving, Grands Crus is wearing seven-league boots when it comes to stepping up each time he sees the racecourse.
I can see (for I am brighter even than Rudolph) that winter, particularly before we all had carbon footprints the size of seven-league boots, is a good time to try to brighten things up a bit.
Stay tuned as science strides across this field in seven-league boots.
Most of them aren't fit to clean his seven-league boots much less use them to stride to victory.
The former Chicago Bears Super Bowl hero wasn't exactly wobbling in his seven-league boots at the prospect of facing Hastings.
Clinton favors moving toward most of those goals, but while Sanders calls for strides in seven-league boots, Clinton prescribes incremental steps.
When Obama and his family make a nighttime visit to the Lincoln Memorial, a history marked by slavery and emancipation takes a stride forward in seven-league boots.