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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Son of Dædalus (q. v .), who, flying with his father from Crete on wax-fastened wings, soared so high that the sun melted the wax and he dropped into the sea, giving name to that part of it.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Icarus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/i/icarus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.