Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With dry feet; on dry land.
  • In the manner of a dog which pursues game by the scent of the foot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The scent of the game, as far as it can be traced.

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Examples

  • A hound that runs counter and yet draws dryfoot well;

    The Comedy of Errors

  • With a heartlessness at which I still shudder the creature used me as a bridge, and stepped across, dryfoot, on my back.

    Tish

  • With a heartlessness at which I still shudder the creature used me as a bridge, and stepped across, dryfoot, on my back.

    Tish

  • A hound that runs counter and yet draws dryfoot well;

    Act IV. Scene II. The Comedy of Errors

  • He pull off he coat, en he 'uz fixin' fer ter shuck he wescut, but de yuther creeturs dey 'low dey wa'n't gwine ter let dryfoot man lak Brer Rabbit go in de water.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

  • He pull off he coat, en he 'uz fixin' fer ter shuck he wescut, but de yuther creeturs dey 'low dey wa'n't gwine ter let dryfoot man lak Brer Rabbit go in de water.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation

  • Israelites pass dryfoot through the deep, he would see, on the one side, that innumerable multitude of people, full of confidence and joy, lifting up their hands to heaven; and perceive, on the other side, King Pharaoh with the Egyptians frighted and confounded at the sight of the waves that join again to swallow them up.

    The Existence of God

  • A hound that runs counter and yet draws dryfoot well;

    The Comedy of Errors

  • At the mouth of Lake Maeotis the frosts are so very sharp, that in the very same place where Mithridates 'lieutenant had fought the enemy dryfoot and given them a notable defeat, the summer following he obtained over them a naval victory.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • At the mouth of Lake Maeotis the frosts are so very sharp, that in the very same place where Mithridates 'lieutenant had fought the enemy dryfoot and given them a notable defeat, the summer following he obtained over them a naval victory.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 06

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