upon one's speed

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upon one's speed

  1. (obsolete) At speed; moving rapidly.
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
      In case any one, riding a horse that was upon his speed, should let a bowl drop out of his hand, that bowl being fallen to the ground would continue its motion and follow the horses steps, without tarrying behind him.
    • 1670, John Milton, The History of Britain, That Part Especially Now Call'd England:
      Riding on the speed down a steep Hill.