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Sly-Boots

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One who appears to be a dolt, but who is really wide awake; a cunning dolt.

“The frog called the lazy one several times, but in vain; there was no such thing as stirring him, though the sly-boots heard well enough all the while.”—Adventures of Abdalla, p. 32 (1729).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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