from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a light, springy step; moving lightly and nimbly; nimble in running or dancing; active. Opposite of heavy-footed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nimble; light-footed.
  • n. Venison.


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  • It went with Birdalone as Habundia had foretold, for she came home to the house glad of semblance, flushed and light-foot, so that she was lovely and graceful beyond her wont.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Where oh where, he wondered, are my light-foot lads?

    Again to Carthage

  • Thus far she still walked slim and light-foot, her condition betrayed by no more than a fullness gathering in the breasts.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • That was her philosophy as she went, light-foot, through the blue-ground heaps.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • THERE came a little light-foot breeze a-dancing down the bay,

    The Isle of Apple-trees

  • Went the light-foot Mysian maids, calling Hylas home.

    The Drift of Pinions

  • Some light-foot friend post to the Duke of Norfolk:

    Act IV. Scene IV. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third

  • After this simple introduction from the greater personage, his light-foot, volatile, graceful minister takes Alberich in hand and practising confidently upon his intoxicated conceit of power, his pride in the cleverness which had contrived ring and wishing-cap, uses him like a puppet of which all the strings should be in his hand.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • So she went home light-foot with her sorrows beginning to fade and her heart beating happy again.

    The Torch and Other Tales

  • A door even was pointed at, smiled and winked at, passed by light-foot as they went along the gallery.

    The Forest Lovers


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