Acestes

Aces′tes
(3 syl.).

The Arrow of Acestes.

In a trial of skill Acestes, the Sicilian, discharged his arrrow with such force that it took fire. (Æneid 5, line 525.)

Like Acestes' shaft of old,
The swift thought kindles as it flies.

—Longfellow.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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