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Hop-o'-My-Thumb steals the ogre's seven-league boots (illustrated by Gustave Doré, 1862).

An ogre is fictional monster. A female ogre is called ogress. Most stories say ogres eat humans, including small children and babies. The word originally comes from French: Charles Perrault mentioned an Ogre in his fairy tale,Little thumbling, published in 1697. In that story, the word has also been translated as giant.

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