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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dædalos.
 
A Greek who formed the Cretan labyrinth, and made for himself wings, by means of which he flew from Crete across the Archipel’ago. He is said to have invented the saw, the axe, the gimlet, etc.   1
 


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