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 for Sly boots
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boot \Boot\, n. [OE. bote, OF. bote, F. botte, LL. botta; of
     uncertain origin.]
     1. A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg,
        ordinarily made of leather.
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     2. An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to
        extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
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              So he was put to the torture, which in Scotland they
              call the boots; for they put a pair of iron boots
              close on the leg, and drive wedges between them and
              the leg.                              --Bp. Burnet.
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     3. A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode;
        also, a low outside place before and behind the body of
        the coach. [Obs.]
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     4. A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned
        stagecoach.
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     5. An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the
        driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
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     6. (Plumbing) The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe
        where it passes through a roof.
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     Boot catcher, the person at an inn whose business it was to
        pull off boots and clean them. [Obs.] --Swift.
  
     Boot closer, one who, or that which, sews the uppers of
        boots.
  
     Boot crimp, a frame or device used by bootmakers for
        drawing and shaping the body of a boot.
  
     Boot hook, a hook with a handle, used for pulling on boots.
        
  
     Boots and saddles (Cavalry Tactics), the trumpet call which
        is the first signal for mounted drill.
  
     Sly boots. See Slyboots, in the Vocabulary.
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