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four-footed

[fawr-foo t-id, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈfʊt ɪd, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
having four feet:
He considers his dog to be his four-footed friend.
Origin of four-footed
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English four foted
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Examples from the Web for four-footed
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  • If there was any way out only the four-footed People knew it.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • I have heard you speak of another comrade—a four-footed one.

    Up the Forked River

    Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • You can no more get rid of me than you can of my four-footed counterpart.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • Instantly there was a movement on the far side—a four-footed movement.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • Not unlike a four-footed animal he made his way to the middle of the street.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • At last, in the hollow they made out a shadowy, four-footed shape.

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

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • The interest of the spectators, however, centered on the four-footed "racers."

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • A child that can only crawl has all the instincts of a four-footed beast.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Why, the four-footed worker has already got all that this two-handed one is clamouring for!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle
Word Origin and History for four-footed
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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