Definitions

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  • adjective Ingeniously or cunningly designed; artistic, ingenious, intricate, skillful.
  • adjective Difficult to comprehend due to complexity or intricacy.
  • adjective Deceitful, duplicitous.

Etymologies

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Daedalus +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Page 259, quoted mostly because I like it: “The commerce and industry of the country, however, it must be acknowledged, though they may be somewhat augmented, cannot be altogether so secure, when they are thus, as it were, suspended upon the Daedalian wings of paper money, as when they travel upon the solid ground of gold and silver.”

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Page 259, quoted mostly because I like it: “The commerce and industry of the country, however, it must be acknowledged, though they may be somewhat augmented, cannot be altogether so secure, when they are thus, as it were, suspended upon the Daedalian wings of paper money, as when they travel upon the solid ground of gold and silver.”

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • But when words are considered to be mere things, mere building materials for the Olympian-Daedalian Artist, something odd happens.

    Writing and Failure (Part 7) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.

    The Mother Load

  • The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.

    The Mother Load

  • The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.

    The Mother Load

  • With its 1964 aircraft accident rate being the lowest in USAF, the Strategic Air Command was named recipient of the Daedalian Trophy.

    Strategic Air Command: People Aircraft and Missiles 2nd Edition

  • For its flying safety record in 1951, the Strategic Air Command received the Daedalian Trophy.

    Strategic Air Command: People Aircraft and Missiles 2nd Edition

  • For its 1959 aircraft accident rate, the lowest in USAF, the Strategic Air Command was awarded the Daedalian Trophy.

    Strategic Air Command: People Aircraft and Missiles 2nd Edition

  • 'Daedalian plan' simplified by a look from above -- smeared out as it were by the splotch of some master thumb that made the whole involuted, boggling thing one beautiful, straight line.

    Letters of Franklin K. Lane

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