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Pegasus
from Greek mythology


Pegasus is the mascot of TriStar Pictures.
  Greek mythology:  the immortal winged horse; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination
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Pegasus is frequently referenced in Western culture.
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  • Pegasus is the mascot of TriStar Pictures.
  • She explained that there was only one immortal winged horse named Pegasus,
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • In the early afternoon several children and I walk for an hour along the beach—from the foot of the garden at Uswetakeiyawa, past the wrecks, to the Pegasus Reef Hotel.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Its hood bore the unmistakable dents of Pegasus hooves.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • It had drained her worse than the last time she’d used her power, to sustain her pegasus Scipio during their journey across the Atlantic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Closing his eyes, he imagined that this old white mare was the winged horse Pegasus, and that they were soaring through the clouds.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • Ay, what else? and, but I be deceived, Signior Baptista may remember me, Near twenty years ago in Genoa, Where we were lodgers at the Pegasus.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Another example is Pegasus, a winged horse.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Perhaps one of these piled-up blossoms of the sky, these snow-white droppings of a gigantic Pegasus, would lie before them several miles away.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • CHAPTER VI — SLEARY’S HORSEMANSHIP THE name of the public-house was the Pegasus’s Arms.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times

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  • He had thought it very simple on the part of people who had, like herself, nothing else in prospect but Charmolue and Torterue, and who, unlike himself, did not gallop through the regions of imagination between the wings of Pegasus.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Pegasus, sir.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • A dozen others were standing by the island, watching the strange aircraft as the Pegasus engine screamed to life.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The Big Dipper, and Pegasus.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • On the wings of, Pegasus?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • …you achieve the greatest deeds and adventures that have been beheld in our age; as for me, an unworthy priest, it will serve me well enough to mount on the haunches of one of the mules of these gentlefolk who accompany your worship, if they have no objection, and I will fancy I am mounted on the steed Pegasus, or on the zebra or charger that bore the famous Moor, Muzaraque, who to this day lies enchanted in the great hill of Zulema, a little distance from the great Complutum.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • To careful reasoning of this kind he replies by calling himself Pegasus, and every form of prescribed work ’harness.’
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Castor and Pollux with their quiet shine were almost on the meridian: the barren and gloomy Square of Pegasus was creeping round to the north-west; far away through the plantation Vega sparkled like a lamp suspended amid the leafless trees, and Cassiopeia’s chair stood daintily poised on the uppermost boughs.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • It was a huge Pegasus, a flying horse.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • The Great Bear… The Little Bear… Cassiopeia… Draco… Pegasus… They’re all gone!
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • What’s Operation Pegasus?
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • How often had he seen Pegasus flying in the sky ceiling, or seen fountains of red fireworks, or heard angel voices singing.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Veldt
  • The sun sank below Ladle Hill and the autumn stars began to shine in the darkening east—Perseus and the Pleiades, Cassiopeia, faint Pisces and the great square of Pegasus.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Liris and Pegasus at once she slew: The former, as the slacken’d reins he drew Of his faint steed; the latter, as he stretch’d His arm to prop his friend, the jav’lin reach’d.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • I saw young Harry—with his beaver on, His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly arm’d— Rise from the ground like feather’d Mercury, And vault it with such ease into his seat, As if an angel dropp’d down from the clouds, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus, And witch the world with noble horsemanship.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • He spit a pegasus feather out of his mouth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Silena Beauregard, the head counselor for Aphrodite, waved at me from her pegasus as she flew past.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • It’s got a pegasus stable and a sword-fighting arena and …. I mean, what do you get by joining the Hunters?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • She ran past Reyna, who was cantering back and forth on her pegasus Scipio—nicknamed Skippy because he was the color of peanut butter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • They murmured, as doth a swarm of been,* *bees And made skills* after their fantasies, *reasons Rehearsing of the olde poetries, And said that it was like the Pegasee,* *Pegasus The horse that hadde winges for to flee;* *fly Or else it was the Greeke’s horse Sinon,<14> That broughte Troye to destruction, As men may in the olde gestes* read.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Athena’s serene face took up most of the aft pegasus stables, which were fortunately unoccupied.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • "A black pegasus?" she said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Bertsingers’ did carry its brand of the rhinestone Pegasus and ruby swordfish, its tray of charms; and the diamond rings filling the window did each bear a neat card saying "With Full Trade-in Privilege.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Bertsingers’ did carry its brand of the rhinestone Pegasus and ruby swordfish, its tray of charms; and the diamond rings filling the window did each bear a neat card saying "With Full Trade-in Privilege.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Silena Beauregard, one of the nicer girls from Aphrodite’s cabin, gave me my first riding lesson on a pegasus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • That’s Operation Pegasus.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • In the afternoon, I went down to the pegasus stables to visit my friend Blackjack.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Reyna brought her pegasus to a halt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • On her way out, gryphons had attacked, mortally wounding her pegasus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The mattress and the pillows were stuffed with pegasus down (no pegasi were harmed in the making of these products, Leo had assured her), so they were uber-comfortable.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Operation Pegasus began a week later.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Percy urged Blackjack forward, though the pegasus didn’t seem happy about it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The Pegasus’s legs might have been more to the purpose; but, underneath the winged horse upon the sign-board, the Pegasus’s Arms was inscribed in Roman letters.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I wasn’t surprised when my pegasus went galloping over the treetops or chased a flock of seagulls into a cloud.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Reyna wheeled her pegasus away from Percy, like she was glad to be done with him.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • She’d already lost her pegasus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I visited the pegasus stables, but Silena Beauregard from the Aphrodite cabin was having an argument with one of the Hunters, and I decided I’d better not get involved.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • He stopped thirty feet down the road and wheeled his pegasus around.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The Pegasus’s legs might have been more to the purpose; but, underneath the winged horse upon the sign-board, the Pegasus’s Arms was inscribed in Roman letters.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
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