according to Virgil, was the celebrated horse of Pollux (Geor.,
iii. 90), but, according to Ovid, it was Castor's steed (Met.,
He, O Castor, was a courser worthy thee ...
Coal-black his colour, but like jet it shone:
His legs and flowing tail were white alone.
Dryden: Ovid's Metamorphose, xii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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