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