fleet of foot

fleet of foot

Fig. able to run fast. Frederick, who was notably fleet of foot, outran all the other boys and won the prize.
See also: foot, of
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With him they came, fleet of foot and wearing their hair long behind, brave warriors, who would ever strive to tear open the corslets of their foes with their long ashen spears.
Prothous, fleet of foot, was their leader, and with him there came forty ships.
They were gathered in assembly, old and young, at Priam's gates, and Iris came close up to Priam, speaking with the voice of Priam's son Polites, who, being fleet of foot, was stationed as watchman for the Trojans on the tomb of old Aesyetes, to look out for any sally of the Achaeans.
326: Clymene the daughter of Minyas the son of Poseidon and of Euryanassa, Hyperphas' daughter, was wedded to Phylacus the son of Deion, and bare Iphiclus, a boy fleet of foot.
Now many moons had gone by since Umslopogaas became a king of the wolves, and he was a man full grown, a man fierce and tall and keen; a slayer of men, fleet of foot and of valour unequalled, seeing by night as well as by day.
Soon, however, he saw that our party had the start of him; and Ben Gunn, being fleet of foot, had been dispatched in front to do his best alone.
Our best men all of them fell there--Ajax, Achilles, Patroclus peer of gods in counsel, and my own dear son Antilochus, a man singularly fleet of foot and in fight valiant.
I am reckoned fleet of foot, but he outpaced me as much as I outpaced the little professional.
It's rip-roaring stuff at times, linguistically fleet of foot and with some beautifully-delivered bathos.
For our customers to be able to pick up their goods from a store just five minutes after ordering requires a precise and consistent supply chain but also one that is responsive and fleet of foot.
Asked if this made a devolution deal impossible, he replied: "The leadership has not been as fleet of foot as I think is needed for the scale of the opportunity, not just for the city of Birmingham but for the West Midlands.
There was so much on offer you couldn't possibly take in everything, however much of a logistical wizard and fleet of foot you were.
55PM Grad student Dustin Hoffman is fleet of foot evading notorious Nazi war criminal (and parttime dentist) Laurence Olivier (above).
Its zero-to-sixty time of under nine seconds proves that it is fleet of foot, while the enormously welcoming cabin, with its 95.
Yet since their stunning 5-3 win against Manchester United back in September, the Foxes have been anything but fleet of foot, failing to register a win in six.
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