Crete

Hound of Crete. A blood-hound.

Coupe le gorge, that's the word. I thee defy again, O hound of Crete.”

Shakespeare: Henry V., ii. 1.

The Infamy of Crete.
The Minotaur.

There lay stretched
The infamy of Crete, detested brood
Of the feigned heifer.

Dante: Hell, xii. (Cary's translation).

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