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  • When Daedalus, to fly the Cretan shore, His heavy limbs on jointed pinions bore, (The first who sail’d in air,) ’t is sung by Fame, To the Cumaean coast at length he came, And here alighting, built this costly frame.

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  • The MIT group named their human-powered aircraft, Daedalus.
  • Miss Clarts got tears in her eyes when she told us the story of Icarus, how his wings had melted when he flew too close to the sun, and how he had dropped like a stone past his father, Daedalus, into the sea.
    David Almond  --  Skellig

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