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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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Concentration of resources and the direct communication of deterrent threats to likely offenders would bolster swiftness and certainty and help "tip" high-violation situations towards low-violation equilibriums.