Crossword clues for slyboots
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Slyboots \Sly"boots`\, n. A humerous appellation for a sly, cunning, or waggish person.
Slyboots was cursedly cunning to hide 'em.
alt. (context chiefly British English) A person who is clever or shrewd, especially one who is stealthy, manipulative, and rather charming. n. (context chiefly British English) A person who is clever or shrewd, especially one who is stealthy, manipulative, and rather charming.
Usage examples of "slyboots".
Nicodemus, but I was always called Slyboots at home, to show that I did not fall on my head.
Although the seven hundred assistants toiled late and early, and many additional labourers were engaged, yet most of the toil and trouble fell upon Slyboots, who was obliged to look sharply after the others at every point.
Then Slyboots seized him by the beard with both hands, and ordered strong ropes to be brought, with which he bound the old man hand and foot, and hung him up by the legs to a beam.
When it grew dark, and the girls had left the room, Slyboots crept gently in, and hid himself behind the beer-barrel.
Soon afterwards they heard the old man snoring, and Slyboots came out of his hiding-place and made friends with the maidens.
The old man gave Slyboots another mussel-shell, and a handful of small stones, with the following advice.
In a moment Slyboots swept all the gold and silver vessels into his bag and took to flight.
The king was so pleased at the victory that he made Slyboots his son-in-law.
But her grandfather had not so often referred to her as a slyboots for naught.
Guiraud, the two-year-old clown, and a mite of a girl of his own age, in peasant costume, were holding one another in a tight embrace for fear of tumbling, and gyrating round and round like a pair of slyboots, with cheek pressed to cheek.
What a discover- ing little slyboots I am to see to the heart of it, he told himself.
For all their plotting, the audience feels that the old woman is more malevolent than either son or granddaughter, and, after all, the son had worked hard on the home place and the granddaughter, slyboots as she was, undoubtedly was really kind.