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 Persep’olis,Perseve’re (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Per’seus (2 syl.).
 
A bronze statue in the Loggia dei Lanzi, at Florence. The best work of Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1562).   1
   Perseus’ flying horse. A ship.   2
        “Perseus conquered the head of Medu’sa, and did make Peg’ase, 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.
 


 Persep’olis,Perseve’re (3 syl.). 

 
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