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fleet-footed

[fleet-foo t-id]
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adjective
  1. able to run fast.
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Origin of fleet-footed

First recorded in 1585–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged 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