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Perseus

(2 syl.). A bronze statue in the Loggia dei Lanzi, at Florence. The best work of Renvennto Cellini (1500-1562).

Perseus' flying horse.
A ship.

“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.

Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, i. 3.

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