(2 syl.). A bronze statue in the Loggia dei Lanzi, at Florence. The best work of Renvennto Cellini (1500-1562).
“Perseus conquered the head of Medusa, and did make Pegase, the most swift ship, which he always calls Perseus' flying horse.” —Destruction of Troy.
The strong-ribbed bark through liquid mountains cut ... Like Perseus' horse.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894