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Hotfoot

noun
1.
A practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it.






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"Hotfoot" Quotes from Famous Books



... a question, the answer to which was by no means evident at a glance; and leaving Helen Cumberly face to face with this new and horrible truth which had brought Denise Ryland hotfoot from Paris to London, let us glance, for a moment, into the now familiar room of Detective-Inspector ...
— The Yellow Claw • Sax Rohmer

... moment my mind was made up to follow; and, as Clon turned at once and went in, I was able to do so before it was too late. Bending low among the shrubs, I ran hotfoot to the point where Madame had entered the wood. Here I found a narrow path, and ran nimbly along it, and presently saw her grey robe fluttering among the trees before me. It only remained to keep out of her sight and give her no ...
— Under the Red Robe • Stanley Weyman

... Navy is never caught napping. In the twinkling of an eye Gibraltar was full of British blue-jackets racing down to their ships, leaping on board, and turning their skilful hands to the first job waiting to be done. Within two hours Boscawen was off hotfoot after the French, hoisting in boats, stowing the last of the lumbering stores, and clearing decks for action. Overhauling La Clue near Lagos, off the coast of Portugal, he ranged up alongside, flagship to flagship. But the French, fighting ...
— Flag and Fleet - How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas • William Wood

... there like a brazen image, and I had to say to him: 'Are you going to let me stand here in this perishing cold without so much as lifting a hand? Just you stir your stumps and hotfoot a slug of square-faced gin into me if you know what's for your ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1919 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various



Words linked to "Hotfoot" :   flash, buck, go, thrust ahead, dart, locomote, move, dash, scud, tear, linger, charge, scoot, barge, push forward, practical joke, shoot down, shoot, travel



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