Sly boots


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sly boots See Slyboots, in the Vocabulary.
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In literature:

She calls me little sly-boots, little woman of the world, and says I know how to use my tongue.
"Letters of Two Brides" by Honore de Balzac
My husband is a big sly-boots.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
But you shall tell me all yet, Miss Sly Boots!
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Long Jost is the worst of the two; a sly-boots, and a rare one too.
"Veronica And Other Friends" by Johanna (Heusser) Spyri
Misc Somers say they is drea'fle sly-boots.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Yes, you were always a sly-boots, and I had a cursed respect for your cunning, even in our school-days.
"What the Swallow Sang" by Friedrich Spielhagen

In poetry:

So Sly Boots bagged her game,
And gave it an easy swing
Over her shoulder; and, starting off
For the palace of the king,
She found him upon his throne, in state,
While near him his lovely daughter sate.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates
Alack! one night at Ranelagh
The pretty Sly-boots fell a-blushing;
And all the mettled bloods looked round
To see what caused that telltale flushing.
Up stepped a grizzled Poet Fellow
To dance with Pam a saltarello.
"Pamela In Town" by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz