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Harefoot

Swift of foot as a hare. The surname given to Harold I., youngest son of Canute (1035-1040).

To kiss the hare's foot.
To be too late for anything, to be a day after the fair. The hare has gone by, and left its foot-print for you to salute. A similar phrase is To kiss the post.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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