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See also: argosy
- Popular anglicism of the Argonautika of Apollonios Rhodios.
1918, Christopher Morley, chapter 6, in The Haunted Bookshop:
- Roger chuckled. "I hope you don't think I'm a mere highbrow," he said. "As a customer said to me once, without meaning to be funny, `I like both the Iliad and the Argosy.' The only thing I can't stand is literature that is unfairly and intentionally flavoured with vanilla. Confectionery soon disgusts the palate, whether you find it in Marcus Aurelius or Doctor Crane.