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[swift-foo t-id] /ˈswɪftˈfʊt ɪd/
swift in running.
Origin of swift-footed
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And swift-footed Idas came, and Lynceus, his brother, whose eyes were so sharp that they could see into the centre of the earth.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • Thus he spoke; and they obeyed the swift-footed son of Peleus.

  • The swift-footed deer browsed the tender grass upon the hills.

  • "We get to be so swift-footed that we don't need spots," said Nimble's mother.

    The Tale of Nimble Deer Arthur Scott Bailey
  • In the next, it is a strong-winged and swift-footed bird, and would not have satisfied the required conditions.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • Hans was swift-footed; but after all the ice was not his natural ground.

    Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown
  • He wasn't afraid any one could catch 'Phonse, the swift-footed French boy, but he did fear being caught himself.

    Brother Billy Frances Maragret Fox
  • The Hishus are dogs, but they are swift-footed dogs, and do not bark before they bite.

    The Long Patrol H. A. Cody
  • And immediately the swift-footed Naphthali started for the records.

  • One day he was going a-hunting, and he started a swift-footed stag.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain

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