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Icaros

Son of Dæ'dalos, who flew with his father from Crete; but the sun melted the wax with which his wings were fastened on, and he fell into the sea, hence called the Icarian. (See Shakespeare: 3 Henry VI., v. 6.)

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