- swift in running.
Origin of swift-footed
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for swift-footed
Thus he spoke; and they obeyed the swift-footed son of Peleus.
They therefore sent a band of their swift-footed warriors down the river, to a narrow pass, to intercept the canoe.
"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
But, after all, the swift-footed creatures are circumscribed in their wanderings.Revolution and Other Essays
Each of them contended for the honour of being the most swift-footed.Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories