Definition of Siege perilous
1. Noun. The legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it.
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Literary usage of Siege perilous
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"And anon he led him unto the siege perilous, where beside sat Sir Launcelot; and the good man lift up the cloth, and found there letters that said thus ..."
2. La Mort D'Arthure: The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the by Thomas Malory (1866)
"How the letters were found written in the siege perilous, and of the ... they came unto the siege perilous, where they found letters newly written, of gold, ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1907)
"One was filled by King Pellinore when he had proved his worthiness ; " but in the siege perilous," said Merlin, " there shall no man sit therein but one, ..."
4. The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories: With Two by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1880)
"These particulars did not arrive till the matter had passed the press ; so the abbe remarked with a shrug, " Bah ! mon siege est fait." siege perilous (The) ..."
5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"And anon he led him unto the siege perilous, where beside sat Sir Launcelot; and the good man lift up the cloth, and found there letters that said thus: ..."