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Sir Artegal’s iron man. Spenser, in his Faërie Queene, makes Talus run continually round the island of Crete to chastise offenders with an iron flail. He represents executive power—“swift as a swallow, and as lion strong.” In Greek mythology, Talos was a man of brass, the work of Hephætos (Vulcan), who went round the island of Crete thrice a day. Whenever he saw a stranger draw near the island he made himself red-hot, and embraced the stranger to death.

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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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Talking Bird
Tall Men
Talleyrand
Tally (A)
Tally
Tally-ho!
Tallyman (A)
Talmud (The)
Talpot or Talipot Tree
Talus
Tam-o-Shanter’s Mare
Tamarisk
Tame Cat (A)
Tamerlane
Taming of the Shrew
Tammany (St.)
Tammany Ring
Tammuz
Tancred (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Tandem

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