Pegasus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pegasus a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces
    • n Pegasus (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pegasus (Zoöl) A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China.
    • Pegasus (Astron) A northen constellation near the vernal equinoctial point. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus.
    • Pegasus (Gr. Myth) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration. "Each spurs his jaded Pegasus apace."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Pegasus In class, myth., the winged horse of the Muses, sprung from the blood of Medusa when slain by perseus. With a stroke of his hoof he was fabled to have caused to well forth, on Mount Helicon in Bœotia, the poetically inspiring fountain Hippocrene. He was ultimately changed into a constellation.
    • n Pegasus One of the ancient northern constellations. The figure represents the forward half of a winged horse.The center of the constellation is about 20 degrees north of the equator, and four bright stars in it form a large square.
    • n Pegasus [NL.] In ichthyology, the typical genus of Pegasidæ, containing fishes of strange form, suggestive of the winged horse of classic mythology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pegasus peg′a-sus a winged horse which arose from the blood of the Gorgon Medusa, when she was slain by Perseus: a genus of small fishes with large, wing-like, pectoral fins: one of the constellations in the northern sky
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. Ph`gasos

Usage

In literature:

But every one knows that horses have had names, both in romance and real life, from the days of Pegasus to our own.
"Diversions in Sicily" by H. Festing Jones
The diversion consisted in betting with "Pegasus" Langdon on the style of crossing adopted by chance wayfarers.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
At the office door he regretfully dismounted from Pegasus, and resolutely turned his attention to the business of the day.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
Had he but feather'd his new-painted breast, He would have seemed Pegasus at least.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
What knew he of Pegasus?
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
You'll hurt Jim's feelings if you don't; he's awfully proud of Pegasus.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
You have just described the objective of Project Pegasus.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I am the most miserable writer of verse since Pegasus became the steed of poets.
"A Christian But a Roman" by Mór Jókai
In another instant, it is true, both Pegasus and the pleasant light would be gone away together.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
My Jack is an ostrich again, and I am not Pegasus any more just now.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

Aurora's son, unhappy lad!
You know the fate that overtook him?
And Pegasus a rider had—
I say he had before he shook him!
"Horace To Phyllis" by Eugene Field
No ! it cannot be ; the soul you
Sigh with craves nor begs of us.
From such heights a poet stole you
From a wing of Pegasus.
"To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's" by Francis Ledwidge
"Tout food was gone, and dans the street
Each homme sought crusts to sate him—
Joyeux were those with horse’s meat,
And Pegasus! Je ate him!"
"New England Magazine" by Ellis Parker Butler
Come dear Pegasus, I said,
Let me ride on your back;
I have often seen your shadow in the glittering creek;
Pegasus, beautiful Pegasus,
Let me sit on your back!
"Pegasus" by Hilda Conkling
That Pegasus of late had been So often rid thro' thick and thin,
With neither Fear nor Wit;
In Panegyrick been so spurr'd He cou'd not from the Stall be stirr'd,
Nor wou'd endure the Bit.
"To Mr. F. Now Earl Of W" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
Wilt thou pardon his follies, forgive him his faults
In manners, in habits, in distance and time?
For when on his charger, Pegasus, he vaults,
He rises o'er reason's safe, temperate clime.
"Is There Room For The Poet?" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

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Pegasus PR: A sunshine state beside the sea.
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Kopernik Observatory & Science Center Announces Summer Pegasus Classes.
(WBNG Binghamton) Kopernik Observatory & Science Center will be holding a series of classes called Summer Pegasus .
Pegasus ' cloud version of truck data management tool.
Airport South Mini Storage in San Jose, Calif, Sold to Pegasus Group.
Airport South Mini Storage in San Jose, Calif, was recently sold to Pegasus Group, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based real estate development and management company.
High school band Pegasus ' reunion is as much a visit to a 'when' as a 'where'.
Pegasus Printing Group Inc. 590 E Western Reserve Rd.
Promise Technology Pegasus R6 with Thunderbolt.
Mobile entertainment production rocks when MTV Networks' 53-ft. Pegasus HD truck rolls.
Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke, published by Simon & Schuster July 11, 2006.
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In science:

The lines are the 1σ and 2σ fits to the data of Zwaan, et.al.(1995), and the circles are recent observations of LSB galaxies in the Pegasus and Cancer groups from O’Neil, Bothun, & Schombert (1999).
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
We present results from analysis of a field in Pegasus using the WASP0 camera, including observations of the known transiting planet around HD 209458.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
On those nights, a large percentage of time was devoted to observing the HD 209458 field in Pegasus.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
This paper details results from the Pegasus field while the results from the Draco and Hyades observations will be published elsewhere.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
Presented in this section are the results from four nights of monitoring the Pegasus field.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
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