swift-footed


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swift-footed

adj
able to run very quickly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swift-footed - having rapidly moving feet
footed - having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"
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swift-footed

[ˈswɪftˈfʊtɪd] ADJveloz, de pies ligeros
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The main body of his pursuers were a considerable distance behind; several of the fastest runners were scattered in the advance; while a swift-footed warrior, armed with a spear, was not more than a hundred yards behind him.
He had gone some way, lost in doubt and in self-reproach, his mind all tremulous with a thousand new-found thoughts and fears and wonderments, when of a sudden there was a light rustle of the leaves behind him, and, glancing round, there was this graceful, swift-footed creature, treading in his very shadow, with her proud head bowed, even as his was--the picture of humility and repentance.
814-818) Again, few know that the twenty-seventh of the month is best for opening a wine-jar, and putting yokes on the necks of oxen and mules and swift-footed horses, and for hauling a swift ship of many thwarts down to the sparkling sea; few call it by its right name.
Quinlivan hustled home from third, and the Patriots had no play as the swift-footed Rosen legged out the infield single to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead.
They say the fossils, which were first unearthed in the 1930s in Tanzania, are those of a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs like the small, swift-footed Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus.
Among these were Jason, leader of the Argonauts; Theseus king of Athens; and swift-footed Atalanta, "the warrior girl of Tegea," a creature of the forest, suckled by a she-bear after being abandoned by her father, who had wished for a son.
He is fast, swift-footed and he dances with the ball between players.
He is fast, swift-footed, and he dances with the ball between players.
But the Australian batsmen resolutely refused to take any chances with Katich content to work the ball both sides of the pitch and Ponting pushing it for singles with the occasional swift-footed pull.