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fleet-footed

[fleet-foo t-id] /ˈflitˈfʊt ɪd/
adjective
1.
able to run fast.
Origin of fleet-footed
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • They were the flower of the Willamette youth, every one of royal birth, handsome in shape and limb, fleet-footed as the deer.

    The Bridge of the Gods Frederic Homer Balch
  • But it seemed short enough on the back of the faithful, fleet-footed Peter.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • The bear fled fast down the forest road, followed by the baying hounds and the fleet-footed warriors.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • fleet-footed indeed were the hours of that long summer's afternoon.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • The Oregon accompanied by the Brooklyn, sped on after the fleet-footed Colón.

  • The next instant they were following on the trail of the fleet-footed monkey.

    The Rope of Gold Roy J. Snell
  • He could no more distance the fleet-footed savages than they could have overtaken him when mounted.

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
  • The fleet-footed courser was already going with the speed of the wind.

    Through Apache Lands R. H. Jayne
  • Then she would turn and steal on again, fleet-footed as a deer.

    Historic Girlhoods Rupert S. Holland
  • They were fleet-footed animals, and he was himself well mounted.

    Little Wolf M. A. Cornelius
Contemporary definitions for fleet-footed
adjective

quick and nimble on one's feet

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