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hippocrene


hippocrene


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hippocrene  \Hip"po*crene\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?;  "i`ppos  horse  +  ? 
  a  fountain.] 
  A  fountain  on  Mount  Helicon  in  B[oe]otia,  fabled  to  have 
  burst  forth  when  the  ground  was  struck  by  the  hoof  of 
  Pegasus.  Also  its  waters,  which  were  supposed  to  impart 
  poetic  inspiration.  --Keats. 
 
  Nor  maddening  draughts  of  Hippocrene.  --Longfellow.