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[fawr-foo t-id, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈfʊt ɪd, ˈfoʊr-/
having four feet:
He considers his dog to be his four-footed friend.
Origin of four-footed
1125-75; Middle English four foted Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The impudent, four-footed fisher never went hunting again in her water-hole.

  • At last, in the hollow they made out a shadowy, four-footed shape.

  • The boys were fully as glad to see their four-footed friend as he was to welcome them, and they cuffed and patted him strenuously.

  • I didn't suppose that there was a four-footed animal on the island.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • He didn't know that she rated him as low as any four-footed pet!

    Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • I have passed the four-footed wolves,” he said; “I fear not the two-footed.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • Everything else he had disposed of—everything but the four-footed comrade there at his feet.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • At last my uncle and Jan returned with our four-footed attendants.

    Adventures in Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • Those rocks and crevices were peopled with all sorts of stealthy, snarling, slinking, four-footed creatures.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • I have heard you speak of another comrade—a four-footed one.

    Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis
Word Origin and History for four-footed

Old English feowerfote; see four + foot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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