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[fleet-foo t-id] /ˈflitˈfʊt ɪd/
able to run fast.
Origin of fleet-footed
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But it seemed short enough on the back of the faithful, fleet-footed Peter.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Yet Lorand had come as quickly as four fleet-footed steeds could gallop.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • fleet-footed indeed were the hours of that long summer's afternoon.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • Among these is the fleet-footed Ocypoda, which is interesting to watch.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • The next instant they were following on the trail of the fleet-footed monkey.

    The Rope of Gold

    Roy J. Snell
  • Then she would turn and steal on again, fleet-footed as a deer.

    Historic Girlhoods Rupert S. Holland
  • He cried out and ran, like the fleet-footed boy that he was, for Lorona.

    Quintus Oakes Charles Ross Jackson
  • The fleet-footed courser was already going with the speed of the wind.

    Through Apache Lands R. H. Jayne
  • They were fleet-footed animals, and he was himself well mounted.

    Little Wolf M. A. Cornelius
  • On one occasion he was hotly chased, but proved too fleet-footed for his pursuers.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
Contemporary definitions for fleet-footed

quick and nimble on one's feet's 21st Century Lexicon
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