Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having feet like a cat's; specifically, in zoology, digitigrade, with sharp, retractile claws, as a cat; æluropodous.
- Noiseless; quiet; stealthy.
“He was cat-footed, and lithe, and strong, always strong.”
“I answered, too, the summons of the Lady Om, following a sleek - faced, cat-footed eunuch through quiet palace byways to her apartments.”
“But fate comes at you cat-footed, unavoidable, and bloodthirsty.”
“A few more cat-footed steps and I could almost see in the window.”
“Then he went along the corridor, cat-footed, and without hesitation, moving deeper and deeper into the The Conquering Sword of Conan darkness as he drew further away from the stair.”
“Rushad stole cat-footed to my couch, bringing a gift hidden in his right hand.”
“A cat-footed priest, with features like yellowed parchment stretched over a skull, entered noiselessly.”
“Then she rose swiftly, cat-footed across the room and eased the latch into place.”
“Balawahdiwa came in, cat-footed, and closed the door.”
“They had been so silent that even his ears did not pick their breathing out of the desert night, he so cat-footed that their ears seeking other sounds gave no warning.”
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