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Swiftness

Acestes
shoots an arrow with such force that it catches fire from friction with the air. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid V, 525]
Al Borak
horse who carried Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem overnight. [Muslim Tradition: Walsh Classical, 13–14]
Argo
swift, magic ship of the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 145]
Atalanta
heroine; fleet of foot; defeated by trickery. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 36–37; Br. Lit.: Atalanta]
Bayard
swiftest horse in the world. [Medieval and Renaissance Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 86]
Camilla
Volscian queen; could run over cornfield without bending blades. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
cheetah
fastest four-footed animal alive; can reach 60 mph. [Zoology: Misc.]
Cutty Sark
clipper ship, built in 1869, broke speed records in the tea trade. [Br. Hist.: EB, (1963) V, 830]
Hermes
(Rom. Mercury) messenger god; ran on the wings of the wind. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 124]
Jehu
Israelite king noted for his rapid chariot driving. [O.T.: II Kings 9]
Laelaps
hound so swift, it always overtook its quarry. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 149]
Pacolet’s horse
enchanted steed of unparalleled quickness. [Fr. Lit.: Valentine and Orson; LLEI, 1: 304]
Pheidippides
(fl. 490 B.C.) ran 26 miles to Athens to announce Greek victory over Persians at Marathon. [Gk. Legend: Zimmerman, 159]
Road Runner
foxy bird who continually zooms out of the coyote’s reach. [TV: “The Road Runner Show” in Terrace, 247]
Superman
superhero; faster than a speeding bullet. [Comics: Horn, 642; TV: “Adventures of Superman” in Terrace, I, 37–38]
winged petasus
Mercury’s cap; symbolic of speed. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: 145]
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Then, with the swiftness and agility of a cat, he leaped far outward upon a swaying branch, sprang upward through the darkness, caught another, swung himself upon it and then to one still higher.
The lawyer, with a swiftness that could never have been expected of him, opened his hands, caught the moth, and resumed his former attitude.
I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a staglike swiftness.
I sank to the ground, and my injurer, with increased swiftness, escaped into the wood.
Crowding into one moment the vexation and the wrath of years, Joe started up, overturned the table, fell upon his long enemy, pummelled him with all his might and main, and finished by driving him with surprising swiftness against a heap of spittoons in one corner; plunging into which, head foremost, with a tremendous crash, he lay at full length among the ruins, stunned and motionless.
From a saunter to a sprint, specialized brain cells keep track of a rat's swiftness, scientists report online July 15 in Nature.
Director Engineering Nazeer Chughtaie stated that there would be more swiftness in the execution of the project after removal of debris from the route.
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The swiftness of this action is a credit to the significant cooperation between federal authorities and the St.
Karikal Valaven, the principal secretary of the housing department, said, the benefits of precast technology are durable, cost effectiveness and swiftness.
Speaking before the start of the August 28 conference, Merkel said that the Western Balkans needed a European perspective, adding that their EU accession depended on the swiftness of implementing the necessary reforms.
Tygart believes the process must be conducted with swiftness in order to ensure that the sport looks beyond only riders who have doped and clean out a 'dirty system' with the focus on team owners, coaches and medical officers in 'proper time', adding that the threat of doping remains as long as the 'system' remains.