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Acesʹtes (3 syl.)

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The Arrow of Acestes. In a trial of skill Acestes, the Sicilian, discharged his arrow with such force that it took fire. (Æn. 5, line 525.)

“Like Acestesʹ shaft of old,

The swift thought kindles as it flies.”


Longfellow.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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