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Hot-foot

With speed; fast.

And the Blackfoot who courted each foeman's approach.
Faith, `tis hotfoot he'd fly from the stout Father Roach.

Lover.

N.B. The Blackfoot was an Irish faction, similar to the Terry Alts in the early part of the nineteenth century.

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