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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An architect and mechanician in the Greek mythology; inventor and constructor of the Labyrinth of Crete, in which the Minotaur was confined, and in which he was also imprisoned himself by order of Minos, a confinement from which he escaped by means of wings fastened on with wax; was regarded as the inventor of the mechanic arts.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dædalus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/ddalus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.