from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Winged sandals such as those worn by Hermes and Iris as represented in Greco-Roman painting and sculpture.
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- n. The winged sandals worn by Hermes / Mercury
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Small wings or winged shoes represented as fastened to the ankles, -- chiefly used as an attribute of Mercury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In classical mythology and archaeology, the sandals, bearing small wings, worn characteristically by Hermes or Mercury and often by Iris and Heos (Dawn), and by other divinities, as Eros and the Furies and Harpies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)
But they are most admirable talaria, ankle-winglets enabling him to skim and scud, to direct his flight this way and that, to hover as well as to tower, even to run at need as well as to fly.
The Bithynian coins generally give youthful portraits of Antinous upon the obverse, with the title of 'Herôs' or 'Theos;' while the reverse is stamped with a pastoral figure, sometimes bearing the talaria, sometimes accompanied by a feeding ox or a boar or a star.
With his horizon all his own, yet he a poor man, born to be poor, with his inherited Irish poverty or poor life, his Adam's grandmother and boggy ways, not to rise in this world, he nor his posterity, till their wading webbed bog-trotting feet get talaria to their heels.
These would have even Hermes trading in his talaria, for a new pair of these golden b-ball style sneaks.
With his horizon all his own, yet he a poor man, born to be poor, with his inherited Irish poverty or poor life, his Adam’s grandmother and boggy ways, not to rise in this world, he nor his posterity, till their wading webbed bog-trotting feet get talaria to their heels.