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Lynceus

(2 syl.) was so sharp sighted he could see through the earth, and distinguish objects nine miles off.

“That Lynceus may be matched with Gautard's sight.”

Hall: Satires, iv. 1.

“Non possis oculo quantum contendere Lynceus.”

Horace: 1 Epistle, i. 28.

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