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.
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.
That time should ever be, and then Come back to us, and be again, No power on earth can bring to pass; For fleet of foot is he, I wis, And idly, therefore, do we pray That what for aye hath left us may Become for us the time that is.
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.
I am reckoned fleet of foot, but he outpaced me as much as I outpaced the little professional.
But Roberts showed fleet of foot to find a gap and score, while Hardaker touched down Luke Gale's smart kick.
The best negotiators are fleet of foot, sensitive to the need to adapt their approach, while remaining focused on the ultimate prize.
On the vast, uncharted Kentucky frontier of the 1770s, Temperance Tucker has learned to be fleet of foot, accurate with her rifle, and silent about the past.
The fleet of foot, that speed of thought, to be just where you need to be.
She is fleet of foot and has enough of an electoral cushion to insulate her against any loss of nationalist support on the margins.
It's rip-roaring stuff at times, linguistically fleet of foot and with some beautifully-delivered bathos.
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