The daughter of Pollente, the Saracen, to whom he gave all the
spoils he unjustly took from those who fell into his power. Talus, the
iron page of Sir Artegal, chopped off her golden hands and silver feet,
and tossed her over the castle wall into the moat. (Spenser: Faërie
Queene, bk. v. 2.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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