One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a horse) skittish.
- ‘From sturdy hill breeds to fiddle-footed show ponies, these diminutive members of the horse family are certainly not short on character.’
- ‘Gail Gardner brings back to us the world he lived in - stretching out steers, hunkering over campfires, crashing through brush on fiddle-footed horses, trailing in to the home corral, sore and tired after a day of wrestling muley cows.’
- 1.1 (of a person) restless or apt to wander.‘he was what we might consider a fiddle-footed missionary, moving from place to place’
- ‘When Walter falls in love with a boarding-house girl and begins dreaming of a farmer's life, the fiddle-footed Hewey, content for six bits a day, jumps at the chance to rescue him from his fate worse than death.’
- ‘They were fiddle-footed, as folks said, always on the drift, not looking for trouble but not running from it, either.’
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