from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impetuously swift.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Away the actors went, rather like the fiery-footed steeds mentioned in their recitation.

    A Matter of Voice

  • Turk, or of both these savage people to drive back the fiery-footed Frank, whom Peter the Hermit had, in the time of Alexius, waked to double fury, by the powerful influence of the crusades.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • The sweat ran down his face in little streams a the prickly heat began to move across his skin, like a fiery-footed centiped beneath his undershirt, but he noticed, neither.

    Rung Ho

  • And with the fiery-footed watchers shake in myriad dance and song.

    The Master Singer

  • I have heard the passionate gallop of those fiery-footed steeds.

    Phyllis of Philistia

  • I was so angry at length, that I threatened to have recourse to my pistols, and send a bullet after the Hotspur Andrew, which should stop his fiery-footed career, if he did not abate it of his own accord.

    Rob Roy

  • But that swift legion of fiery-footed engines that bore to the burning ruins of Chicago the loving help and generous treasure of the world was as noble and as beautiful as any golden troop of angels that ever fed the hungry and clothed the naked in the antique times.


  • Look at her soliloquy, 'Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds,' etc., and yet it is woven through and through with immortal threads of fidelity and contempt of death:

    More Pages from a Journal

  • They sauntered through the fragrant lanes, as if their loitering would prolong the time, and check the fiery-footed steeds galloping apace towards the close of the happy day.


  • The famous soliloquy, "Gallop apace, ye fiery-footed steeds," teems with luxuriant imagery.

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.