He slipped off the web-feet, and standing gingerly, but blessedly near, made effectual attack.
Of this principle, the web-feet of some birds, the long legs and neck of the stork, are examples.
Gallinace and web-feet present certain birds best known and most useful to us.
"No horses are web-footed" denies that the attributes of a horse ever coexist with web-feet.
But dry land will not give us your sharp toes to scratch with, any sooner than water will give you web-feet to swim with.
Perhaps Shelley got this usage from the Italian: in that language the web-feet of aquatic birds are termed 'palme.'
All sail was set, and the little craft slipped away from the land with the ease of an aquatic bird, that is plying its web-feet.
After one or two volleys, they fell back behind the protecting 'web-feet.'