fleet of foot

fleet of foot

Fast. I'm not the most fleet of foot, so I probably shouldn't be in the relay race.
See also: foot, of

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.
Fleet of foot, and anxious to return, he sped swiftly on towards the city, but could not reach it before the fires began, and made the night angry with their dismal lustre.
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. It is said of him that through his power of running he could race the winds and could move along upon the ears of corn (54)....
I am reckoned fleet of foot, but he outpaced me as much as I outpaced the little professional.
If Great Britain wants to survive as a genuinely democratic, free-thinking, independentlytrading state and important financial centre, it is absolutely vital that we shed the leaden boots of a federalising Europe, and remain fleet of foot.
But Richarlison has more than doubled that tally this term and having shown his fleet of foot in the box to Three Lions coach Russell, he hopes to add to that amount in the final four games of the season.
His fleet of foot was not matched by spot kick taker Paul Ennis, though, as the Ashton number ten placed his effort wide of the post to keep the Boro in the hunt.
As a result it is not always as focused or as fleet of foot as it needs to be to satisfy the needs of all our clients around the globe.
'They cross the bridge at daybreak fleet of foot' and die with no phone coverage."
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