The wooden horse on which Don Quixote got astride, in order
to disenchant the Infanta Antonomasia and her husband, who were shut up
in the tomb of Queen Maguncia, of Canday'a. It was the very horse on
which Peter of Provence carried off the fair Magalona; it was
constructed by Merlin, and was governed by a wooden pin in the
forehead. (The word means Wooden Peg.) (Don Quixote, part
ii. book 3, chaps. 4, 5.) (See Cambuscan )
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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