(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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