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Perʹseus (2 syl.)

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A bronze statue in the Loggia dei Lanzi, at Florence. The best work of Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1562).

Perseusʹ flying horse. A ship.

“Perseus conquered the head of Meduʹsa, and did make Pegʹase, the most swift ship, which he always calls Perseusʹ flying horse.”—Destruction of Troy.


“The strong-ribbed bark through liquid mountains cut

Like Perseusʹ horse.”


Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, i. 3.

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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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Periwinkle
Perk
Perkunos
Permian Strata
Pernelle (Madame)
Perpendiculars
Perpetual Motion
Pers
Persecutions (The ten great)
Persepolis
Perseus
Persevere
Persian Alexander (The)
Persian Bucephalos (The)
Person (Latin, persona, a mask; personwtus, one who wears a mask, an actor)
Persona Grata (Latin)
Perth
Peru
Peruvian Bark
Peruke or Periwig
Pescecola

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Perseus