swift-footed


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swift-footed

adj
able to run very quickly
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swift-footed - having rapidly moving feet
footed - having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"
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Translations

swift-footed

[ˈswɪftˈfʊtɪd] ADJveloz, de pies ligeros
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Thus fear of death constantly stalks you and a swift-footed spectre of ephemerality keeps haunting you as long as you live.
About a race between swift-footed Achilles and the tortoise--the Greek hero gives the slow animal a head start and never catches up with it.
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.
Baiarado is a thoughtful horse, loyal, careful, and a planner, as well as an exemplar of the knightly horse, being swift-footed, a sure fighter, and courageous.
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.
"Swift-footed Achilles" and "Hector of the flashing helmet" are examples.