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Magic Garters

Made of the strips of a young hare's skin saturated with motherwort. Those who wear these garters excel in speed.

Were it not for my magic garters ...
I should not continue the business long.

Longfellow: The Golden Legend.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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