Daedalian


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Dae·da·lus

 (dĕd′l-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A renowned craftsman, sculptor, and inventor and builder of the Labyrinth. He fashioned the wings with which he and his son Icarus escaped from Crete after their imprisonment by Minos.

Dae·da′li·an, Dae·da′le·an (dĭ-dā′lē-ən, -dāl′yən) adj.
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Daedalian

or Daedalean
adjective
Difficult to understand because of intricacy:
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Then following the clew that, in the hands of the Abbe Faria, had been so skilfully used to guide him through the Daedalian labyrinth of probabilities, he thought that the Cardinal Spada, anxious not to be watched, had entered the creek, concealed his little barque, followed the line marked by the notches in the rock, and at the end of it had buried his treasure.
The flaneur's job has always involved pushing against these binding restraints, wandering about the Daedalian labyrinth of human life while trying to forge artistry from it.
"The banks, they seem to have thought were in honour bound to supply the deficiency, and to provide them with all the capital which they wanted to trade with." And he worried, too rightly, about what would happen to "the Daedalian wings of paper money" if it became fiat currency untethered to any measure of value ([1776/1976] 1981, 292, 308, 321).
The combined unit efforts led to the Squadron winning the 2014 Air Force Global Strike Command Daedalian Major General Warren R.
Stephen becomes the Daedalian artist, the deviser of plots, who will grow up to write cons full of elaborate literary allusions and textures.
--(2011) "Upon Daedalian Wings of Paper Money: Adam Smith and the Crisis of 1772." Adam Smith Review 6.
A nation's "commerce and industry," he wrote, "cannot be altogether so secure, when they are thus, as it were, suspended upon the Daedalian wings of paper money, as when they travel about upon the solid ground of gold and silver." Smith was insistent that government may not forbid fractional reserves and must punish any broken promise to pay gold or silver.
Secino to the Daedalian Foundation (Scholarship Program), PO Box 249, Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78148 or the Alzheimer's Association, 2217 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
as it were, suspended on the Daedalian wings of paper money as when they travel about upon the solid ground of gold and silver.
He has previously written two books about "Daedalian" science, which Jones describes as "starting with something everyone believes and finishing with something nobody can believe." His humorous approach to science and creativity in The Aha!
The guide, the Ariadne figure, or her Daedalian counterpart remains central to the possibility and opportunity of transcending the thresholds of three-dimensional labyrinths.
"Vanity and Daedalian wings of paper money in Adam Smith," In: Montes, L.